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IMMUNIZATION for the 2021-2022 School Year

Free Clinic for school immunizations

The Whatcom County Health Department and Lynden School District Health Services will have a Clinic for childhood immunizations that are necessary for students to attend school.  Students are not allowed to begin school without being up to date with their vaccinations.   

Required vaccinations prior to the first day of kindergarten:  5 DTap, 4 polio, 2 measles, 2 varicella, 3 Hepatitis B.

Before 7th grade students need 1 Tdap.

Date: August 23
Time: 4:00 to 7:00
Where: 516 Main Street, in the Gym

Contact: Kathy Dodson, BSN, RN 360-318-6044

Margaret Vailencour, Family Community Services, 360-354-1549


Una Clínica gratis para las vacunas escolares

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Whatcom y los Servicios de Salud del Distrito Escolar de Lynden tendrán una clínica para vacunas infantiles que son necesarios para asistir a la escuela.  Los estudiantes que no tienen todas sus vacunas no están permitidos de empezar el año escolar. 

Vacunas Requeridas antes del primer día del Kínder:  5 DTap (Difteria/Tosferina/tétanos), 4 polio, 2 sarampión, 2 varicela, 3 Hepatitis B

Antes del grado 7:  1 Tdap

Fecha:  23 de Agosto
Hora:  4:00-7:00pm
Donde:  516 Main Street Lynden, en el gimnasio

Kathy Dodson, BSN, RN:  360-318-6044

Margaret Vailencour, Servicios para Familias:  360-354-1549

A chart of the required immunizations for school entrance is available to view in the printable forms list. Your student will not be allowed to enter school without appropriate immunizations and dates given, an appointment for immunizations, or a completed exemption form.
Oral Medications: Because of changes in Washington State law in regards to administration of oral medication at school, the following rules now apply:

BOTH PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION (including Tylenol, ASA, Advil, Motrin, cough drops, cold medications, and other over-the-counter drugs) must be furnished to the school in the ORIGINAL container and must include the student's name, name of the medication, amount to be given, along with the Oral Medication form (available below) signed by both the parent and physician. All medication should be ready to be administered and must not require any preparation by office staff.

Medicine may not be delivered by the student or bus driver. It is the parent's responsibility to deliver and maintain and adequate supply. If the medication is delivered by the student or bus driver, the medication WILL NOT be dispensed and the parent will be notified.

Head Lice Information: Helpful information can be found here or you can contact your school nurse or family doctor with questions. For the District Policy please see: 3425%20Head%20Lice%20-%20Nit.pdf

Student Medical Alerts/Food Allergies: Parents should contact the school nurse so that an appropriate care plan can be developed.

Please see the school calendar for the dates of the following:
Human Growth Classes: Presented to 5th grade students
HIV Classes: Presented in 5th - 12th grade
Hearing and Vision: Grades K-5 and 7th are screened