Nurse's Office

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Please call the Health Room for any questions.

Tel:  860-584-4843 and fax: 860-584-4214

Thank you,

Nicole D'Amato and Angie Walker

School Nurse's office

Immunization Requirements effective for the 2022-23 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.

Vaccines required for grades 7-12  school year 2022-2023

  • Tdap/Td: 1 dose of Tdap required for students who completed their primary DTAP series; for students who start the series at age 7 or older a total of 3 does of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccines are required, one of which must be Tdap

  • Polio: At least 3 doses, with which the final dose on or after the 4th birthday

  • MMR: 2 doses at least 28 days apart with the 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday

  • Meningococcal: 1 dose

  • Hep B: 3 doses, with the final dose on or after 24 weeks of age

  • Hep A: 2 doses given 6 weeks apart, with the 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday

  • Varicella: 2 doses , with the 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday or verification of the disease*

  • *Verification of the disease required in writing by an MD, PA or APRN that the child has a previous history of disease, based on family or medical history
 
 Health Assessments  

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

  • Any students entering Grade 7: A physical examination MUST be completed. It must be handed in by the 1st day of 7th grade. A physical examination completed and submitted during 6th grade is acceptable.
  • for new entrants, the physical examination must be within 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 examination 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 examination.

 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. Medication Authorization Forms are available in the school health room, as well as on the BBHD.ORG website

  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, route, 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 90-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.

 CONCUSSION EDUCATION PLAN FOR PARENTS AND STUDENT-ATHLETES  

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 Screenings  

Scoliosis: Grade 5 through grade 9. Scoliosis screenings will be performed for 7th grade females and 8th grade males (if not already completed by primary care provider/specialist). Permission forms for these screenings will be mailed out ahead of time

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

School-Health Services Pamphlet   Click Here for the School Health Services Pamphlet
 Bristol School's Dental Program K-8 Information  Click Here for the Bristol School's Dental Program information


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