Back-to-School Vaccinations for Current 10th Graders
10th Grade Parents/Guardians,
The state of Georgia requires a booster dose of MCV4 (Menactra) for any student attending school in their 11th grade school year, once they have turned 16. To attend Jackson High School or any public high school in the state of Georgia your child will need proof of vaccination prior to beginning their junior year of high school.
Because this vaccine will be REQUIRED for your child to attend the first day of school, August 3, 2021, we are providing a service to you and your child at school. We have arranged for Southside Medical Center-Butts County office, our partner for telemedicine doctor visits at school, to come to JHS in May to administer the needed vaccines. This service will help to keep your child at school and save you the hassle of taking him/her to receive the vaccine. We have found that in previous years’ parents plan on taking care of it during the summer but it can easily be forgotten and their child is not allowed to start school on the first day; we do not want that to happen. We want to help you by getting this taken care of before school is out this school year.
We will need your insurance information if your child has any type (Medicaid, Peachcare, Private insurance). If your child does not have insurance still complete the form, and the vaccine can be given to your child even without insurance coverage or your financial ability to pay.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Williamson, Health Care Worker, at JHS at ext 2000 or Kim Conley, R.N., Lead School Nurse at 770-775-9470 ext 7045. They can answer any questions.
Please return the completed registration form by April 28, 2021 if you would like your child to be included in this vaccine opportunity. If you do not participate in this opportunity, please print and return bottom portion of the parent letter, signed.
Mr. William Rustin
Principal, Jackson High School