Immunizations & Health Services

Health Services Update
Posted on 07/28/2020
2020-21 Immunization Information

At this time, these immunizations are still required for the 2020-21 school year. Please call your health care provider to discuss your child’s immunization needs. These need to be completed before the start of the school year in August. You can email or fax a copy of your child’s immunizations to the correct school.

Preschool and Kindergarten: McMillan Early Learning Center 
Email: ebuck@mexico.k12.mo.us Fax: 573-581-3175
Pre-school Immunization Requirements: 
MMR/VAR- 1 Dose required
DTaP- 4 doses total required
Polio- 3 doses total required
Hep. B- 3 doses toal required
Pneumococcal- at least 1 dose required
Hib- at least 1 dose required
Kindergarten Requirements: (schedule if already caught up on all immunizations)
MMR/VAR- 2 doses total required
DTaP- 5 doses total required
Polio- 4 doses total required

8th Grade: Mexico Middle School 
Email: bhull@mexico.k12.mo.us Fax: 573-581-8440
8th Grade Immunization Requirements:
Tdap- booster dose required
Meningococcal- 1 dose required

12th Grade: Mexico High School
Email: kpfeifer@mexico.k12.mo.us 
Fax: 573-581-3788
12th Grade Immunization Requirement:
Meningococcal- 2 doses required (final dose must be on/after 16 years of age)


Nebulizer administration: Due to recommendations to avoid procedures that produce droplets outside of specially designed environmental controls, nebulizer medication will not be given during the school day unless in an emergency. Students with asthma who have nebulizer orders should contact their healthcare providers, prior to the start of the next school year, to discuss changing to a metered dose inhaler with a spacer to be used at school. 


COVID-19:
Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These can include:

Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
Serious heart conditions
Immunocompromised: Cancer treatment, smoker, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications. 
Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
Diabetes
Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
Liver disease
If any of these conditions apply to your child, please contact his/her health care provider to discuss a plan of care for returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you need any help or have questions, please contact your school nurse by email.


Please remember to use precautions to help protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Practice good and frequent handwashing; avoid close contact with others; cover coughs and sneezes and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. For more information visit the CDC website.