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    The next VBYG clinic is scheduled for Friday February 7th. Consent forms are available on the nurse's VBYG page. Call the school nurse for more information. 401-619-7151 

     

    The Flu Shot Clinic at Thompson Middle School was held on Wednesday, October 9th. If you need further assistance with flu vaccines call the school nurse. 401-619-7151

    Parents of All students at Thompson MS: 

    All students are expected to be up-to-date with school required immunizations per the RI Department of Health. Students who are not up-to-date or do not have a signed exemption form in the nurse's office are at risk of being excluded from school until such time that they have received the required immunizations or have documented exemptions. Should there be an outbreak of an illness for which a student is not vaccinated that student will be excluded from school from the start of the outbreak through the end of the incubation period of the last identified case (CDC guidelines.) This could result in weeks of not being able to attend school. For example: the incubation period of chicken pox is 21 days. A student with no immunity or immunization series for varicella/chicken pox would be excluded for 21 days after the last case was identified. This results in great loss of academic time.

    Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students: RI Department of Health requires the following:

    7th grade students are required to have a physical exam completed the year before or 6 months after the first day of 7th grade. Please send your physical exam record to the school nurse as soon as possible. This exam includes updated immunizations for Tdap booster, first HPV, and Meningitis.

    8th grade students are required to have a second HPV immunization.

     

    The next VBYG clinic is scheduled for Friday February 7th. Consent forms are available on the nurse's VBYG page. Call the school nurse for more information. 401-619-7151 

    Vaccinate Before You Graduate (VBYG) is an adolescent immunization pogram offered by the RI Department of Health open to all students in grades 5 - 12. Students should visit their doctors every year for immunizations, however all immunizations that students need are also available through VBYG.

    VBYG clinics take place during the school day. Parents do not need to be present however a consent form is necessary. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the immunizations.

    The preferred registration method is to register online at www.thewellcomp.com. This may be done at any time; a clinic date does not need to be scheduled to complete the registration form.

    You may also obtain a registration form from the school nurse or print a form here. Parent signature is required for each vaccine requested.  Return the form to the school nurse at any time. VBYG clinics are scheduled based on need. If there are no upcoming clinics posted above notify the school nurse that you are interested in this program so one can be scheduled for you.

    Available immunizations include: Hepatitis A, Hepitatis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for males and females, Influenza, Meningitis, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap), and Varicella (Chickenpox). 

    Vision Screening for 5th and 7th grade students

    Vision screening is scheduled for January.

    Dental Screening for 5th Grade Students 

    To be scheduled.

    Scoliosis Screening for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

    Please send in physical exam forms when your children have their annual exams and include a scoliosis screening. Students who have already been screened by their physician will not be screened again by the school nurse.