Mt. Dora Middle Tuesday, April 9th
Umatilla Middle Tuesday, April 30th
The Lake County Health Department’s School Health team will provide the following required vaccinations:· Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
· Hepatitis B (Hep B)
· Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)
Although not required, an additional vaccination, Meningococcal, is recommended for the prevention of bacterial meningitis, will also be offered. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following receive the Meningococcal Vaccine:· All children 11 – 18 years of age
· Unvaccinated children at entry to high school (15 years of age)
· All college freshman living in a dormitory
“The school-based immunization program is very convenient for parents since all parents have to do is review the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) forms, sign & return the permission form to their child’s school. Parents don’t have to miss work for the purposes of getting their child vaccinated for the seventh grade immunization entry requirements. It is just that simple so beat the summer rush and vaccinate now,” states Genet Exalien, Nurse Program Specialist.
Parents of 6th graders will receive information and required documentation in the mail from the Lake County Health Department. All vaccines are offered at no cost and parents are required to complete, sign and return all documentation to the school in order for their child to be vaccinated.
A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations is available to parents at the CDC’s website by either downloading and printing a free copy or requesting a free booklet, which features children’s drawings to assist in educating the whole family. For more information regarding the CDC’s National Immunization Program visit www.cdc.gov/nip or call 800-CDC-INFO or contact the Lake County Health Department at 352-771-5500 or visit their website at www.lakechd.com.