All medications require the authorization form to be filled out. Prescriptions require doctor signature and parent signature. Over the counter medications (if given according to package directions) only require parent signature.
Students may carry inhalers and epi-pens if the doctor and the parent mark the correct box on the authorization form indicating that the student has been trained in self-administration.
The authorization form can be found in the student handbook. I also have copies in my office.
These are county-wide policies which are the same as they were in the elementary school.
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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 Schools-Tipton County
Tipton County Board of Education