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Health-related School Attendance Changes in Ga.

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(NEWS RELEASE)- The Coastal Health District says the 2014-2015 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. The counties included are, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh.

The district explains that previously it has been a requirement for parents to present a completed Vision, Hearing, and Dental screening form (form 3300) to school authorities for children entering a Georgia school for the first time. They say that is still a requirement; however, the form has been revised to include "nutrition" as a category. The nutrition category measures height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI). The new Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening Form can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu on the home page.

There are also some new immunization requirements for children attending seventh grade beginning in 2014. Those children will now be required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades

For students entering grades 8 through 12, you must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine.

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