School Health Services

Sherri Yarbro
Tipton County Schools Coordinated School Health

Cindy Hogg, RN, BSN
Director, Health Services
Le Bonheur, Healthy Schools-Tipton County
Tipton County Board of Education

Brandi Roberts
Crestview Middle School Nurse 

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New Shot and Immunization Requirements

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Immunization for 7th Grade (PDF Format)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Immunization for New Students in Student Handbook (PDF Format)






State Immunization Information-In a letter with the subject "NEW STATE IMMUNIZATION RULES AND CERTIFICATES," The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has issued new immunization rules and is issuing a new official certificate that is required for entry into school effective July 1, 2010. All newly required vaccines are routinely recommended for all children. Most children should have already received them.

Immunization Requirement Summary: Tennessee Department of Health Rule 1200-14-1-.29

~~ There will now be only one official TDOH certificate of immunization that must
 be filled out by medical providers for delivery to schools prior to entry of their
 child into pre-school, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 7th grade, or as a new student. This form
 will only be available from a private healthcare provider or local health department.

~~ Children entering the 7th Grade, who are already enrolled, must show proof of two new immunizations. See below.

~~ For 7th grade students already enrolled in Tennessee schools, only proof of the two new immunizations is required on the new immunization certificate.

Summary: Tennessee Immunization Requirements (TDOH 1200-14-1-29)

Children entering 7th Grade
~~New Immunization Requirements
-pertussis booster (Tdap)

~~~~History of Chickenpox (varicella) OR 2 doses of vaccine

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Cindy Hogg, RN, BSN
Health Services
Le Bonheur
Health Schools-Tipton County
Tipton County Board of Education
(901) 837-5600 E-Mail




Weekly Wellness Insights

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), a cataract is a clouding of the eye that affects vision. While cataracts are generally age-related, they can sometimes be present at birth. This is known as a congenital cataract. People with cataracts often describe having blurry or double vision, a strong glare or difficulty seeing at night.

Can I prevent cataracts?
There is no proven way to prevent age-related cataracts. However, a healthy lifestyle can slow the progression. A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can benefit your eyes. Try these:

1.       Green leafy vegetables, like kale, are high in nutrients found in the healthy eye. These are believed to lower your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

2.      Some studies suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acid from cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and halibut reduce the risk of developing eye disease later in life.

3.      Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and lemons are high in vitamin C, which is critical to eye health.

4.      Black-eyed peas, kidney beans, lima beans and peanuts contain a mineral that is found in the eyes.


August Health Observances

This week, we are highlighting Cataract Awareness. Prevent Blindnessofficially recognizes Cataract Awareness Month during June, but remember, you can recognize health observances any time during the year. According to Prevent Blindness, more than 22.3 million Americans have cataracts. Good health is an important part of good vision. The healthier you are the better chance you have of avoiding risks to your eyes. You can lower your risk with these tips:

·         Have regular eye exams.

·         Quit smoking.

·         Wear sunglasses.

·         Manage other health problems.

·         Maintain a healthy weight.

·         Choose a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.

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