Immunization Program Information 2020 2021
- The CDC strongly recommends the flu vaccine for all persons. GCSSD is pleased to announce that we will have Immunization Clinics at school again this year.
Immunizations will be offered through West Tennessee Healthcare for students and staff.
- All Students
All students who attend classes on campus will receive a Immunization Clinic information form at the beginning of the school year. If you are interested in your child receiving any immunizations at school please complete and return the Immunization Cover Letter for Students form by August 21. You will then be sent the registration paperwork that must be returned by September 4. You may also print off the information from the Tabs below. Students must have parental consent and completed immunization registration form in order to receive immunizations.
- Students in grades PreK-3 will be offered the Influenza (flu) shot vaccine.
- Students in grades 4-12 will be offered the Influenza (flu) shot vaccine, Hepatitis A, HPV (Gardasil vaccine), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), MCV4 (Meningitis), and Varicella (Chickenpox shot).
Any charges will be billed to your insurance via West Tennessee Healthcare staff. Please be prepared to list insurance information when you register for immunizations with the intention of predetermining charges and co-pays (if any) prior to the scheduled date of the immunization clinic.
The flu mist has been determined to be ineffective and we will not be able to provide the Flu Mist to anyone.
- Senior (12th Grade) Students - Several colleges in TN and surrounding states require the following:
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses of each, normally given together as MMR)
Varicella (2 doses or credible history of disease)
Hepatitis B (HBV) – only for health science students expected to have patient contact (before patient contact begins).
Meningococcal - At a minimum of 1 dose given at 16 years of age or greater if enrolling in public institution for the first time and under 22 years of age and living in on-campus housing; private institutions set their own requirements for this vaccine. Please see Voices of Meningitis Fact Sheet in Immunization Resources for more information.
The state’s immunization requirements follow the current schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). A brief summary of the required immunizations for colleges is listed at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/immunization-program/ip/immunization-requirements.html
- School Staff Members
School staff members are eligible to receive immunizations form WTHC. Please see below for more information and registration sheets.