Up-to-Date Vaccinations Required for New School Year
Posted Date: 08/13/2015
Enid Public Schools is reminding all families that students must have up-to-date immunization records for the 2015-16 school year, which begins Wednesday.
School officials have been working with families since early spring to try to ensure all student records are in compliance with the law. Parents and guardians of those who are not properly vaccinated have been notified, and the district has organized several immunization clinics for the convenience of parents.
Many EPS children, however, still need to be vaccinated.
“If students’ immunization records are not current, it can place their opportunity to attend school in jeopardy until the issue is resolved,” Superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd said. “We do not want any student to be negatively affected, but we must comply with the requirements of the law. We need parents’ help to ensure immunization records are up to date for every student.”
Parents whose children need immunizations are encouraged to visit the Garfield County Health Department, located at 2501 Mercer Drive, or their family doctor to have their children vaccinated before school begins.
The Health Department walk-in clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
An immunization clinic also will be offered for 6th through 12th-grade students at Enid High School on Monday from noon until 4 p.m.
Oklahoma law also has an official opt-out procedure.
To learn more about vaccination requirements, please visit www.enidpublicschools.org/immunizations.