Nurse's Office

Immunization Requirements effective for the 2015-'16 school year

This information is required by the State of Connecticut and Bristol Board of Education for students who will be going into the 7th grade. A student may not enter the 7th grade unless this information is on file in the Health Office.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS effective for the 2013-2014 school year:

1. Tdap vaccine

2. Varicella vaccine (two doses are required, or proof of disease)

3. Meningococcal vaccine (one dose required)

Please call the Health Room for any questions.

Tel: 860.584.4843

Thank you,

Michelle Bellamare, RN

School Nurse


Concussions are on the forefront of the news these days. The CIAC is mandating education for parents of high schools and middle school students who want to participate interscholastic and intramural sports. Guardians and students must sign a Student & Parent - Concussion Education Plan & Consent Form.

The education can be done through a video or handout. The handout, a video link, and the consent form (English and Spanish) are linked below. If a student is interested in participating, they can view the video and access the literature online. If a parent does not have computer access, we can make the handout available in hard copy.

Health Assessments

Connecticut State Law requires that students have a health assessment/physical examination before entering school:

  • for new entrants, the physical examination must be withon one year (365 days) prior to the date entering school.
  • during the 6th grade, and as a requirement for entrance to the 7th grade, a health assessment/physical examination must be completed.
  • during the 9th or 10th grade, as a requirement for entrance to 11th grade, a health assessment/physical eamination must be completed.

For students participating in sports, a health assessment is required each year and must be completed and returned to the school before the student can practice or play a sport. The health assessment is valid only for 13 months from the date of the physical eamination.

Immunization Requirements

The State of Connecticut requies the following immunications for school entry:

  • DTaT/Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis): Four or more doses with one dose on or after the 4th birthday. Students who start the series at age 7 or older need a total of three doses. Students age 11 or older must ha one additional booster dose of Tdap vaccine.
  • Hepatitis A: If born on or after January 1, 2007, two doses are require. The first dose must be given on or after the first birthday.
  • Hepatitis B: Completion of a three dose series is requried.
  • HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B): One dose is required on or after the first birthday or prior to the fifth birthday.
  • Influenza: One dose given between August 1rst and December 31 each year for ages 24 months to 59 months. Two doses given if receiving flu vaccine for the first time.
  • Meningococcal: One dose required prior to 7th grade entry.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two doses are required. One dose given on or after the 1st birthday and a 2nd dose given at least 4 weeks after the 1rst dose. The 2nd dose must be given prior to entering school.
  • Polio: Three doses or more, with one dose on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Pneumococcal: If born on or after January 1, 1007, one dose is required on or after the first birthday.
  • Varicella (chickenpox): one dose on or after the first birthday. The seond dose must be given prior to entering school. If a student has a history of a diagnosis of Varicella or Herpes Zoster, then a written statement signed and dted by a health care provider is required.

Medication In School

A Medication Authorization Form is necessary for any medication (including over the counter drugs and medications) to be given/taken during school hours.

The form must be filled out
properly and signed by both the parent/legal guardian and the health care provider. Medication Authorization Forms are available in the school health room.

Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy prepared container and labeled with the student's name, medication name,
strength, dose, and times it is to be given.

A request may be made to the pharmacist to prepare two separate bottles, if medication is given at home and at school.

Over the counter (OTC) medications must be in an original, unopened container.

Only a 45-day supply is allowed in school. Medication must be brought to school and picked up at the end of the school year by a parent/legal guardian.

Health Screenings

  • Pediculosis (head lice): Grades preschool through grade 5.
  • Vision: Kindergartn through grade 6, and during grade 9.
  • Hearing: Kindergarten through grade 3, and grades 5 and 8.
  • Scholiosis: Grade 5 through grade 9.

The Vaccines for Children Program

The Bristol-Burlington Health District is a provider of The Vaccines for Children Program and has an Immunication Clinic.

Clinic Hours

  • Mondays (ecept holidays), 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    and by appointment. Call the BBHD office for more information at 860-584-7682
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