National Association of School Nurses. (2015). Immunizations (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
Seasonal Influenza web page on this website.
Unaccompanied Children Entering the U.S.
All students need immunization records. The U.S. Department of Education offers a fact sheet providing information to help education leaders better understand the responsibilities of States and local educational agencies (LEAs) in connecting with children from Central America who have recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
Read more and browse FAQ question 5 on immunizations.
Access the fact sheet.
Sharing Information to Update Immunization Records
Modifications to the HIPAA rule occurred in January 2013. These modifications enable healthcare providers who are HIPAA covered entities to share immunization information to schools with verbal/email parent permission.
Read a summary of this modification.
Refer to page 5617 of the Federal Register to learn more.
The History of Vaccines – A Resource for School Nurses
This website chronicles the development of immunization, from pre-Jennerian inoculation, to the defeat of polio in the Western Hemisphere, to the current state of various vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. It offers timelines, lesson plans, a game, and activities, including a simulation of how vaccines work in the body. This is a project of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest professional medical society. Visit the site.
Immunization Works Newsletters
View or request email updates from this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Read or subscribe to this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource.
Template Letter from School Nurse Regarding Back-to-School Vaccinations
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Web links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HPV
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HPV Infographic
Medline Plus: HPV (A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health)
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: HPV Resource Center
Page last updated April 2017.