Nebraska statutes require each school district to maintain a continuous health census of students. Families are required to provide the following information and documentation for each enrolled child prior to school attendance: (1) report cards and student records from any previous schools; (2) official birth certificate (a copy may be made at school); (3) updated immunization records or a signed waiver statement; (4) a record of physical examination by a physician, a dental examination, and a vision examination (required for all students entering Kindergarten, as well as for all students new to the school district from out of state). Students entering 7th Grade are required to have updated immunizations as well as a recent physical examination on file.
Students enrolled in a pre-school program, those entering school for the first time (Kindergarten), and all students K thru 12th grade are also required to have a second chickenpox vaccine (Varicella). If the child has had varicella disease, they do not need any varicella shots, however, written documentation of the year the child had the disease is required.
Students entering 7th grade are required to have a physical examination and the Tdap immunization. This would also be a good opportunity to discuss with your health care provider on the other immunizations your child might benefit from such as Hepatitis B, Meningitis, HPV, etc.
Free immunization clinics are available in Fairbury at the Jefferson Community Health Center prior to the start of school.
Please contact the school for more information about required doses and other free immunization clinic locations, dates and times.
Please be reminded that students will not be allowed to attend school until all required documentation has been submitted and verified. Please return a copy of your child’s latest immunization to their school in order to make proper documentation and feel free to contact your child’s school for any questions.