The School Nurse Exchange provides a collection of resources for school nurses to keep abreast of current trends and best practices in the leadership and delivery of school based health services. This webpage will serve as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and suggestions to support school nurse programs across Georgia.
Information and resources are not meant to be comprehensive.
New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements
Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending 7th grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP).
Effective July 1, 2014
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis(whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination(MCV4) All new entrants transferring into the 8th through 12th grades are also subject to the new requirements. The GaDOE and DPH will host a webinar in March to review the new requirements. Check back for the date and time.
School Nurse Resources
Information for School Nurses to share with Parents
Proposed Revision of Public Health Regulations 511-5-8 of Georgia Rules and Regulations
During the 2013 General Assembly, the following laws related to School Health were passed.
School Nurse Training Opportunities
Managing Asthma Triggers Nurse Trainer
This workshop teaches how school nurses can influence and create a healthy learning environment. This course covers improving Indoor Air Quality and increasing awareness of potential asthma triggers within the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. Participants will learn about extensive resources available from the Environmental Protection Agency Tools for Schools Program. Call 404-657-8309 to schedule a workshop for your district school health staff.
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