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Spring Nurses' Notes

Kindergarten Health Information 2019-20 School Year
    Before you know it, the 2019-2020 school year will be here and your son/daughter will be starting kindergarten! Below is a list of health requirements for kindergarten students. Forms for each requirement will be sent home in the next few weeks. The school fax # is 515-386-3483. Providers can fax already completed forms to the school.
    1.     Physical - Any physical form is accepted and good for one year before the first day of school. If your child has had a yearly physical already completed, please call your provider and have them fax a copy to us.
    2.     Immunizations - Please have all immunizations completed before the first day of kindergarten. If you are unsure if your child needs any immunization updates, please call and we will be happy to look that up for you.
    3.    Dental - A dental screening is required for kindergarten. This can be completed by a dentist (preferred), dental hygienist, physician, physican-assistant, or nurse.
    4.     Vision - A vision screening is required for kindergarten. A screening will be done at school if it is not done with an optometrist/ophthalmologist.
    5.     Lead Screen - A lead screen is required for kindergarten and is typically done at your physician’s office around the one-year-old check-up. Check with your provider to be sure your student has had this done.
    Please contact Mary Pedersen, Greene County Elementary School Nurse, at 515-386-3178 with any questions you may have about the health requirements for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Health Check List:
       Physical
       Immunizations
       Dental
       Vision
       Lead Screen



Immunization Requirements for Elementary & HS Students

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis
5 doses with 1 dose received on or after the age of 4 if born after September 15, 2003   OR
4 doses with one dose received on or after the age of 4 if born after September 15, 2003   OR
3 doses with 1 dose received on or after the age of 4 if born on or before September 15, 2000,    AND
1 dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis - containing (Tdap) Vaccine for applicants born after September 15, 2000, upon entrance into 7th grade and above.  

Polio
4 doses with 1 dose received on or after 4 years of age if born after September 15, 2003,    OR
3 doses with 1 dose received on or after 4 years of age if born on or before September 15, 2003.

Measles/Rubella
2 doses with the first dose received on or after 12 months of age and the Second dose no less than 28 days after the first dose.

Hepatitis B
3 doses

Varicella
2 doses received on or after 12 months of age if born after September 15, 2003,   OR
1 dose received on or after 12 months of age if born on or after September 15, 1997, but born on or before September 15, 2003,   OR
A reliable history of natural disease.

Meningococcal
1 dose received on or after the age of 10 for applicants entering 7th grade and above, if born on or before September 15, 2004     AND
2 doses for applicants in the 12th grade, if born after September 15, 1999,
(1 dose received on or after 16 years of age ); or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

    Seventh grade and 12th grade students are required to have these shots completed before the start of their 7th and 12th grade school year.  If not completed, they will not be allowed to start school until their immunizations are received.

Ann Hicks, Mary Pedersen & Jill Wanninger