New Vaccine Requirements For Students
There are new vaccine requirements for the 2019-2020 school year, see information regarding these requirements on this page. In order to help parents meet requirements and make sure their middle and high school student is optimally protected against disease Pawnee County Health Department is planning school based immunization clinics. The influenza vaccine will also be administered at school if the parent desires to have their child immunized.
Pawnee County Health Department staff will be on hand on August 1st and 2nd 2019 at USD 496/Pawnee Heights enrollment to review immunization records, advise parents what immunizations are needed, which vaccines parents want their child to have, and have them sign immunization consent and HIPPA forms. The Pawnee County Health Department will then go to the school after the 2019-2020 school year starts to give the immunizations, and return when the next dose is due. Parents will be notified when the immunization clinics will be held.
The same service will also be provided in Larned/USD 495 but that district went to all online enrollment this year so the process is a little different. Parents will need to contact Pawnee County Health Department (620-285-6963) if they would like their child immunized at school. Staff will consult with parents regarding the recommended vaccines and follow the parents' wishes for which vaccines the child will get at the outreach clinic. Parents may also access information about the vaccines recommended and those that their child will possibly get on this page. Included is the vaccine consent form and HIPAA form (our HIPAA policies are also available on this page) which the parent will need to download and complete. The completed forms can be returned in person or emailed to Amanda Lakin, our school based clinic coordinator at email@example.com. Once the Pawnee County Health Department receives your child's completed form you will be contacted by health department staff and provided with individual counseling regarding your student's vaccine needs. After the start of the school year clinics will be held at school for the vaccine administration and parents will be notified before the clinic takes place. If there is more than one dose required then Pawnee County Health Department will return in the proper amount of time to administer the next dose. Again if parents have any questions regarding vaccines please contact us 620-285-6963 or email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infants, pre-school, elementary, middle, high school, and college age individuals as well as adults need immunizations. The Pawnee County Health Department supplies all routine infant, children and adult vaccines including:
- Flu vaccine starts at 6 months of age
- Seasonal Flu Shots
- Shingles vaccine
- Tuberculosis Skin Testing (Needs to be done on Mondays or Tuesdays)
- Year-round Pneumonia Vaccine
- Yearly Flu Vaccine
Know your rights regarding your health information
Free blood pressure checks are held at the Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn. Call our office for dates and times.
Yearly Flu Vaccine Clinics
Clinics are held in the fall. Watch for announcements on dates and times.