SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
Sunday, July 12, 2020
A tremendous THANK YOU, to EVERYONE making extraordinary sacrifices during the battle of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
KEEP IN MIND:
Although there was a disruption in the school year, we are still looking forward to the day we return to school happy and healthy. With that in mind, please remember documentation of immunization is required for children entering kindergarten, children entering seventh grade and for new students transferring into schools in the City of Richmond.
Here is a link to the immunization requirements: Code of Virginia 22.1-271.2 .
Delays in primary care have occured with stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders limiting movement outside the home; however as Virginia begins to develop plans for reopening, there will be an opportunity for children to continue receiving routine vaccinations and immunizations. *Effective July 1, 2019, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade. FAQ on Tdap
Click on the English or Spanish documents below for information to see if your student is up-to-date with immunizations. More information can be found on the Virginia Department of Health VDH or the Virginia Department of Education VDOE Websites.
(1) Children Healthy During the Stay-At-Home Order
Information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Here are a two links to websites you need to stay up-to-date: Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Virginia Department of Health
(2) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
The CDC released an Official Health Advisory providing background information on a recently reported multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19; and a case definition for this syndrome. Click here for more information: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
Na-Keisha A. White MSN-PH, RN, NBCSNCoordinator of Health ServicesCandiece D. Bourne, MSN-Ed, AAS,BS,RNNurse SpecialistHealth Services Office
119 West Leigh Street
3rd Floor, Suite 307
Richmond, Virginia 23220