WS/FCS reminds parents of required vaccines, health assessments

WS/FCS reminds parents of required vaccines, health assessments
August 16
09:47 2018

As schools and parents prepare for the 2018-19 school year, the WS/FCS, the Forsyth County Health Department, School Health Alliance, and Northwest Community Care are reminding parents to make sure students have the required vaccines and health assessments required by law when school starts Aug. 27. 

Students must be immunized by Sept. 26, which is 30 days after school starts.

In order to help parents who may not have access to medical clinics or face transportation issues getting to a medical provider, a mobile medical clinic will offer new student health assessments and sports physicals for school-aged children in various locations around the district. 

The clinic can also help families set up times and appointments to receive all required immunizations at the Forsyth County Health Department or the Bulldog Health Center at Mineral Springs Middle School. 

A community partnership involving WS/FCS and School Health Alliance make the mobile clinic possible. 

Parents are reminded that North Carolina law requires:

*Tdap and Meningitis vaccine for all students entering the seventh grade.

*Kindergarten Health Assessments for all students entering kindergarten.

*Students not having KHA/immunizations to be excluded on Sept. 26 until those medical requirements are met.

*Students of any grade level who are new to the public schools of North Carolina need a completed NC Health Assessment Transmittal Form.

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