NURSE’S CORNER

With the beginning of the school year right around the corner, I wanted to send out a few friendly reminders for the new school year.  If you get your child a physical during the summer please keep these in mind. I am sending out a list of health updates that are required for your child to be enrolled in the school system.

Kindergarten

  1. All immunizations need to be up-to-date and be on IRIS, audits will be done in the fall and it is required by Iowa Code 139A.8.
  2. Dental Screening –audit in November
  3. Vision Screening- audit in November
  4. Lead testing- this is a yes or no and we send it to the state for their audit, this audit will be sent in at the beginning of the school year, if you have a copy please send it to school.

Third Grade

  1. Vision Screening-audit in November

Seventh Grade

  1. Tdap immunization and Meningococcal (this is Meningococcal MCV4O that is required not Meningococcal B)- this is required for all students that have or are entering 7th The Meningococcal is required before they start school by Iowa Department of Public Health.

Ninth Grade

  1. Dental Screening-audits in November

12th Grade

  1.  Meningococcal Immunization (this is Meningococcal MCV4O that is required not Meningococcal B)- this is required for all students that have or are entering 7th The Meningococcal is required before they start school by Iowa Department of Public Health.

These are health up-dates that are not new except the vision for kindergarten and third grade. If you have questions during the summer you can e-mail me at kpeterson@oelwein.k12.ia.us.

It is mandatory by the state of Iowa that immunizations are completed. Please if you have any questions please call me or e-mail me.

Thank you,

Karrie Peterson MSN RN

Oelwein Community District Nurse