The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274) requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents of sixth through twelfth grade students. Download the ADPH Meningococcal Flyer for Schools.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT: All students 11 years of age and older, entering 6th grade, is required to present a Certificate of Immunization (Blue Card) verifying that their child has been immunized, after the 10th birthday, with TDaP (tetanus-diphtheria-acelluar pertussis) vaccine. Please schedule an appointment with our family physician or county health dept. A copy of the blue card should be returned to your child's school.
REGARDING MEDICATIONS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:
Please remember that the school nurse must have
NEW Parent/Physician Authorization for each medication the student
is to receive at school for the new school year BEFORE the medication
can be received by the school nurse. Please review the
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IMPORTANT: Unused Medications at School
Parents of students with medication at school will be receiving a note from the local school nurse regarding the date for unused medications to be picked up from the school nurse by the parent prior to the end of the school year. (Parent/Guardian must pick up unused medication.) No medications are carried over to the next school year. Any unused medication not picked up by the date provided by the school nurse will be destroyed according to school procedure.
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The following form must be completed and returned to the school by
the parent or guardian of any student who requires that medication be
taken while at school. This also includes any over-the-counter
medications (example: aspirin, Tylenol). It is important to read the
Medication Guidelines before completing the following form.
School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization
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Coordinator/School Nurse Supervisor: Mrs. Gena Tyree, RN
P.O Box 550 Double Springs, AL 35553 205-489-2190
Addison Elementary & High School: S. Robinson, LPN
Double Springs Elementary School: Gena Tyree, RN
Double Springs Middle: Cassie Jordon, LPN
Winston County High School: Cassie Jordon, LPN
Lynn Elementary & High School: Holly Tidwell, LPN
Meek Elementary & High School: Denise Landers, LPN