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Student Health Services
at Brandon Middle School
Christina Bulaski, RN, BSN School Nurse
Phyllis Andrews, LPN Clinic Assistant
Tdap Immunization Requirement for Rising Sixth Graders
As you are aware, the 2006 General Assembly passed legislation requiring students who were enrolled in sixth grade on or after July 1, 2006 to have a Tdap (tetanus, pertussis, and diphtheria) booster. If such a vaccine has been received in the last five years, this booster is not required. Documentation of this vaccine may appear as DTP, T, Td, Dtap, and/ or Tdap.
This requirement is effective for the first day of school. There will be no grace period. Students must provide proof of the immunization or documentation of a religious or medical exemption to the Brandon Middle School Guidance Department, or they will not be allowed to attend school.
Other Immunizations Required
List of Required Immunizations for entrance to Virginia Beach Schools
Administration of medications, especially short term, should be done at home whenever possible. However, if a student is required to take prescription or non-prescription medication during the school day, the following guidelines must be met:
- A written order from the physician, dentist, or practitioner is required, stating the student’s name, the name of medication, the dosage, the time, the route (oral, injectable, inhaled, patch, etc.), and the duration of time that it is to be given (e.g., one week, the school year, etc.), along with the parent’s/guardian’s signature. Medication forms are available for your convenience in the school clinic or follow this link for a printable version.
- Medication must be in a container that has been labeled by the pharmacy and has the most current prescription date. Over-the-counter medication must be in a sealed, unopened new bottle.
- Parent/guardian must deliver medication to the school clinic, as students are not permitted to transport medication.
- All medicine must be picked up by a parent at the end of the school year; medication not picked up will be discarded the last day of school.
In some situations, accommodations can be made for students with asthma and with potential for severe allergic reactions to self-administer their inhaled asthma medication or their auto-injectable (epi-pen) medication. These situations require written health care plans, along with other specific details for care. Please call with additional questions and concerns.
We provide regional and state mandated Health Screening, which only includes the following:
Grade 6- Blood Pressure
Grade 7-VA State mandated Vision and Hearing Screens
Grade 6,7,8- Height and Weight
New Enrollment students to Virginia Beach Schools receive all of the above.
If any student fails a health screen, a letter will be sent home with the student.
The clinic at Brandon has a private phone line for easy access-648-4457.
If you leave a message it will be answered promptly.
Mrs. Bulaski’s email is Christina.Bulaski@vbschools.com
Mrs. Andrews’ email is Phyllis.Andrews@vbschools.com
We look forward to serving your student and family!
Check the Virginia Beach Schools Student Health Services Information website for further requirements, medical information, and resources available to your family.