Health Info & Forms

Flu/Virus Information
Flu Vaccines
Medication Permission Forms

Vaccination information


Flu Vaccines

From time to time the Darlington County School District is able to partner with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Controls to offer low cost or free flu vaccines to our students at the schools. Parents, all you have to do is return the permission form. The majority of the students who return the form will receive the vaccine as a nasal mist but some conditions prevent children from taking the mist. Children whose parents send the permission form back but who are unable to take the mist vaccine will receive an injection.  The specific dates for each school will be announced as they are scheduled.


Flu/Virus Information

In an attempt to keep your child healthier through out the school year the nurses would like to offer the following tips:

  • A temperature over 100º F is considered fever.
  • In most 2-5 day childhood illnesses, fever is lowest in the morning, rises in the afternoon, highest at night. As the child begins to recover, morning temperature will be normal with fever present later in the day.
  • Children with mild illnesses should be kept home until they are free of fever, diarrhea, and/or vomiting for 24 hours without medication.
  • If your child needs to continue on prescription medications after an illness it must be brought to the school in the labeled prescription bottle along with physician authorization. Three times-a-day medication can be given before school, after school and at bedtime. Please check with your pharmacist. If your child needs to take a dose of medicine at school ask for two labeled bottles so you will not have to send the medicine to school every day.
  • If your child needs to continue an over-the-counter medication after an illness, it must be brought to the school in the original container with parental permission form.
  • Physician’s instructions take precedence over the above guidelines.
To download this information, click HERE.


Medication Forms

In order for students to receive medication at school, parents must submit the appropriate form with the medication to the school nurse. Click HERE to access the forms. For more information about how medications are handled at school, please contact your child's school nurse or call Jean Blackman, DCSD Lead Nurse, at 843-398-2450.

 

Vaccination information
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, all 7th grade students are required to get the new TDAP vaccine to protect them against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria. This is a statewide requirement and students who are not vaccinated may not attend school. Please remember, seventh graders must provide proof of vaccination in order to register for school.

Important Links:
TDAP vaccine information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Vaccine information from the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)