Volume 53, Number 21

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 26, 2016

‘13-14 School immunization requirements announced

All immunizations must be documented on official state immunization form and presented upon registration for school.

Children enrolling in Kindergarten
•Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP, or DT if appropriate)
•Hepatitis B (HBV)
•Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses of each, usually given together as MMR)
•Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV) – final dose on or after the 4th birthday now required
•Varicella (2 doses or history of disease): previously only one dose was required Hepatitis A –total of 2 doses, spaced at least 6 months apart

All children entering 7th grade (including currently enrolled students)
•Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster (“Tdap”) – not required if a Td booster dose given less than 5 years before 7th grade entry is recorded on the DTaP/Td line Verification of immunity to varicella – 2 doses or history of disease )
•Children who are new enrollees in a TN school in grades other than Kindergarten or 7th
•Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP, or DT if appropriate)
•Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses of each, usually given together as MMR)
•Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV) – final dose on or after the 4th birthday now required
•Varicella (2 doses or history of disease) – previously only one dose was required
•Hepatitis B (HBV) – previously only for Kindergarten, 7th grade entry

TOP STORIES

School’s out for summer - School is officially out for the summer! The students and teachers were enjoying the last day of sch... Keep Reading

Commissioners approve Pickett County Library payoff - The Pickett County Commissioners met in regular session on May 16, 2016. Present and presiding was t... Keep Reading

National Trails Day Hike June 4th - Come and join us as we hike the Bunkum Cave trail. We will be making two stops along the way, first ... Keep Reading

Early Daedline for Next Week Edition - Due to Memorial Day holiday the Pickett County Press office will be closed Monday, May 30, the dead... Keep Reading