Victory!

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All my kiddos are up to date as of now for immunizations and I didn't have to call and "harass" anyone today!

Morganalefey

Morganalefey

Specializes in ccu. 125 Posts

How on earth did you do that?! I have at least 20 kindy kids who I don't have records on, and that doesn't include the list of new students who AREN'T kindy that I don't have immunizations on! I sent my "nice letter" out on 8/22. Stuff is coming in a slow trickle!

schooldistrictnurse

schooldistrictnurse

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health, Home Care. 400 Posts

We had 99.37% last year, so that means we don't have to exclude the non-compliants. (a giant headache). Naturally when the list of all districts in the state came out, I was looking at my neighboring districts and many did not do as well. ( snipe, snipe!) There were several with 100% (wow!)

stephaniehowe

stephaniehowe

30 Posts

Before school let out for summer, letters were sent home saying the shots that were needed. Many of students had them during break but I had to spend lots of time looking them up from the state data base. Last wk a letter went out stating that they have until this date to comply or they would be suspended. A reminder letter was sent home the day before the suspension date. Most of my kids were absent the day of getting their shots and brought in the record the following day. Two parents that I was able to get ahold of came and picked up their children and took them to get their shots. The other students who I wasn't able to track down parents, I called them to my office and handed them suspension letters stating do not return until shots are updated and they all came in completed the next day. I had one parent get nasty with me because her student was missing one shot and she had gotten it last Friday from the health clinic but it hasn't posted on the data base yet and it was such a "inconvenience" for her to drop off the new record.

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,022 Posts

Wow, that is awesome! I just sent home more letters, but surprisingly it wasn't too many and many of those checked in and will be compliant by the end of the week.

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,525 Posts

You have a state data base? YOWSA!!! :yes:

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 39 years experience. 8 Articles; 4,525 Posts

Before school let out for summer, letters were sent home saying the shots that were needed. Many of students had them during break but I had to spend lots of time looking them up from the state data base. Last wk a letter went out stating that they have until this date to comply or they would be suspended. A reminder letter was sent home the day before the suspension date. Most of my kids were absent the day of getting their shots and brought in the record the following day. Two parents that I was able to get ahold of came and picked up their children and took them to get their shots. The other students who I wasn't able to track down parents, I called them to my office and handed them suspension letters stating do not return until shots are updated and they all came in completed the next day. I had one parent get nasty with me because her student was missing one shot and she had gotten it last Friday from the health clinic but it hasn't posted on the data base yet and it was such a "inconvenience" for her to drop off the new record.

I would define inconvenience as not being able to be in school because of a pertussis outbreak, due the fact a kid has x-linked agammglobulinemia....THAT is inconvenient for the kid who has to so careful!

ob-rnc

ob-rnc

15 Posts

Good for you! I still have a handful out :( I always hate this time of year. Always seems it comes down to excluding them before parents take it seriously. Especially the 7th graders who need Tdaps. I send letters in April before school is out, letters the first week of school, the principal did a general announcement about it every day for two weeks with morning announcements, I made phone calls, went to each home room and went over the requirements and consequences and finally sent exclusion letters. I have soooooo many other tasks I need to be working on right now! Not to mention a waste of school resources like paper and ink and my time. Ready to get this behind me!

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma. 5 Articles; 4,427 Posts

You have a state data base? YOWSA!!! :yes:

I adore having a state database and having access to it - it makes my job so much easier. I would have major sads if it ever went away