How to get parents to cooperate with immunizations? - page 2

Hence title. I been trying to fill up my database since day 1. I got them done on time but some of these students were compliant at the time. Now it's been a while and I gotten these kids all on... Read More

  1. by   Cattz
    Quote from Flare
    so here's the amazing thing. We have a law here in my state that requires a flu shot by 12/31 for pre k kiddos. I send out 2 notices. almost 2 months apart. I decide to go the extra mile and call the afternoon delinquents today to say "provide or you're gonna have to pick up." I even give ideas to the people that gave me the "oh, we don't have an appointment" excuse of places they can go THAT morning to rectify the situation. One being the health dept on the cheap. My delinquents didn't show up for school. Did they expect me to pick them up and drive them?
    Well, Flare--don't you have your school bus license??
  2. by   JustRNingAlong
    And this is what I'll be dealing with starting Tuesday. Fortunately I just need to fill in the letters with students name and ID number and what shots they need and send them home. They'll have 30 days only.
  3. by   rn4kiddos
    I sent out exclusion letters back in October and am happy to report I now have 100% compliance!!
  4. by   NutmeggeRN
    The exclusion letter, signed by administration is like a magic wand!!
  5. by   mom to many
    Quote from Flare
    i don't let them start without the right paperwork. sorry - no shots, no school. No iou's either, because someday never comes. If they're are already there, send a letter with a hard deadline and then Kick them out.
    This is what I do. My secretary calls me the Shot Nazi because of being strict. But if your not,you will NEVER get them.
  6. by   Amethya
    Problem I'm facing is some of these students have some shots missing and it's like, how were you let in school without these shots?
  7. by   mom to many
    Quote from Amethya
    Problem I'm facing is some of these students have some shots missing and it's like, how were you let in school without these shots?
    I would send home a letter giving them a date (decided on by you and your admin) for a dead line. After that date, they can NOT return to school until documentation is provided showing that they are up to date on their immunizations. I have had to do this a few times with students that are on a Make-Up schedule and parents ignored my first two or 3 reminders that shots were due. It usually works because parents don't want to keep their kids at home.
  8. by   grammy1
    Quote from mom to many
    I would send home a letter giving them a date (decided on by you and your admin) for a dead line. After that date, they can NOT return to school until documentation is provided showing that they are up to date on their immunizations. I have had to do this a few times with students that are on a Make-Up schedule and parents ignored my first two or 3 reminders that shots were due. It usually works because parents don't want to keep their kids at home.
    I sent 3 notices home in December for a student...reminder, you exemption expires 1/1/17, Johnny MUST have his shot before then to come back to school. They had all Christmas break, no shot. Came back 1/5, sent right back home. Amazing how quickly they got that shot yesterday. I'll just never understand it.
  9. by   BeckyESRN
    My state is switching from a ridiculously long "provisional period" to 5 days from the start of school for shots to be complete or a dated vaccination schedule signed by the physician to be submitted. It's going to be awful at first, but I like the 5 day idea much better!

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