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The Vermont Principal’s Association recommends annual physical exams for Middle and High School students. Please call us soon, 3 months in advance if possible, to schedule these appointments. Call, we will always do our best to get your child scheduled.
Most colleges require a physical exam, updated immunizations (a meningitis booster is generally needed) and a form signed by the doctor for first year students. Please bring your form with you to the appointment with your portion already completed.
VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY
According to guidelines, children entering kindergarten require Dtap (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), IPV (Polio) and now a Varicella (Chickenpox) booster.
Children entering the 7th grade are required to have a Tdap and possibly a Varicella booster. If your child is attending a residential school, such as boarding school or college, Menactra (Meningitis) vaccine may also be required. Menactra is now routinely given after age 11.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL FORMS*
If your child will be taking medication at school, the school nurse will need written permission from you and the doctor.
If you child has been diagnosed with Asthma and will need an inhaler at school, the school nurse will need an Asthma Action Plan from your doctor.
* For all school forms our office requests one week for completion.