Immunizations


School Vaccination Rule FAQ Sept 23, 2021

LD 798 Implementation, Effective September 1, 2021
 

A Medical exemption is to be provided by the parent/student and must be  a written statement from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the licensed physician's, nurse practitioner's or physician assistant's professional judgment, immunization against one or more of the diseases may be medically inadvisable.

School Nurses can have access to Maine's statewide immunization registry as a way to easily access student immunization records. Maine Immunization Information System (IMMPact) 

SCHOOL-LOCATED VACCINE CLINIC RESOURCES  

The Maine Department of Education and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) support Maine schools and community health partners efforts to provide school located vaccines if they choose to do so. The past efforts of school nurses and community health partners has led to improved health and attendance of school-aged children.   

School-Located Vaccine Clinics Toolkit

Part I: Vaccine Eligibility and Clinic Registration 

Part II: Documents to Send Home

Part III: Clinic Guidance

Part IV: Model Emergency Plans

Part V: Vaccine Storage and Handling

Part VI: Billing for Vaccine Administration Fees

Dose Determination for Influenza Vaccine 

Meningococcal Vaccine Health Screen & Permission Form

Tdap Health Screen & Permission Form 

Translated Health Screen & Permission Forms for Influenza Vaccine available in the following languages: (please note that the school year dates on these forms may be changed) 

Acholi  Arabic  English Chinese French Khmer   Russian 

 Somali   Spanish  Vietnamese   Portuguese(Angola) 

Please visit Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention for the most up-to-date information regarding Influenza at MaineFlu.gov