Published 12:00 am Monday, February 3, 2003
By Jaine Treadwell, Features Editor
Tetanus vaccinations for students were waived last year due to shortage of the vaccine.
However, the state of Alabama requires that all students attending public school have a current immunization record. Now, the vaccine is available and the waiver is over, said Betty Farrar, Pike County school nurse.
&uot;Nurses from the Pike County Health Department will be at Pike County High School and Goshen High School on Feb. 11 to up-date immunization records,&uot; Farrar said. &uot;Parents of the students needing immunizations will receive notification from the school along with a permission form that must be signed and returned by Feb. 11.&uot;
Farrar said parents should take advantage of this opportunity to get their child's records up-to-date.
Farrar said the most convenient way for a student to receive the tetanus vaccination is through the school program.
&uot;But, in order for a child to be vaccinate, we must have a signed permission form,&uot; she said. &uot;If we don't have it, the responsible will then be the parent's or guardian's.&uot;