Immunization Information for 7th Grade Students School Year 2018-19
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education has revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements. This change further aligns Maine's immunization rules with current national recommendations to better protect the health of all Maine people.
At the start of '18-'19 school year, all students entering, advancing and transferring into seventh grade will need to receive one dose of Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine before attendance is allowed. The link to the new rule (Chapter 126/261) can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/doe/rule/changes/ . The link to DHHS Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention "Frequently Asked Questions" for Meningococcal Vaccine may be found here: Download NEW MCV4 School Immunization Requirement FAQ_updated.pdf
Please make an appointment with your child's healthcare provider to receive these vaccines before the start of the ‘18-’19 school year. Immunization records can be faxed directly to the school (fax # 236-7815) or delivered to the main office.
If your child does not have a record of these vaccines or an immunization exemption form on file, it will delay his or her start of 7th grade. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
If your child does not have the state required immunizations, you must complete an immunization exemption form every year.
Health History: This must be completed annually for ALL students.
Physical Examination: This must be completed and signed by a physician for all students wishing to participate in school athletics. This needs to be completed one time during a student's middle school years, or more often if there is a significant change in health status.
Both the Health History and the Physical Exam Form are needed for participation in Sports
Concussion Policy: Please click on this link to read the MSAD 28 policy on concussions. There is no separate form to sign, instead sign the bottom of the health history form indicating that you have read and understand this policy.
Medications in School
If your child needs to take any medication for any reason (other than acetaminophen or ibuprofen) while at school, please contact me right away. All medications need to be stored and locked in the nurse’s office. No medication may be carried by students or kept in student lockers (with the exception of epi-pens and inhalers with permission). A doctor’s order must be provided in order for medication to be administered in school. Please print the form below and have it signed by your primary care provider.