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The Public Health Nursing division provides health promotion, disease prevention and health education services to Fayette County. Some of the programs and services available are described below.



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School Year Immunization Requirements

NOTE: Immunization documentation must include: the student’s name and date of birth, the vaccine given and date (month/day/year) of each immunization, and the signature of a medical provider.

NEW!! Students entering grades 6th through 12th must have appropriate documentation of receiving the following vaccinations: Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, accellular pertussis) vaccine, MCV4-(Menactra or Menveo) meningococcal conjugate vaccine, and two varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations, appropriately spaced. Children entering preschool or kindergarten at an accredited K-12 school (not daycare centers) must now have two appropriately documented varicella (chickenpox) vaccines, separated by at least three months.

Appropriate documentation that students have received the following immunizations is required for the school year:

3-5 Year Olds (entering preschool at an accredited K-12 school, not a daycare):

  • Four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td vaccine;
  • Three doses of Polio vaccine;
  • One dose of Measles vaccine;
  • One dose of Mumps vaccine;
  • One dose of Rubella vaccine;
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; and
  • Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

Kindergarten:

  • Five doses of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td vaccine;
  • Four doses of Polio vaccine;
  • Two doses of Measles vaccine;
  • Two doses of Mumps vaccine;
  • One dose of Rubella vaccine;
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; and
  • Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

1st—5th Grade:

  • Five doses of DTaP/DTP/DT/Td vaccine;
  • Four doses of Polio vaccine;
  • Two doses of Measles vaccine;
  • Two doses of Mumps vaccine;
  • One dose of Rubella vaccine;
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; and
  • One dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.
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