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Department of School Health
Columbia County School District
Lisa Whitlock BSN RN NCSN
Director of School Health
lisa.whitlock@ccboe.net
4781 Hereford Farm Road
Evans GA 30809
706.541.4090
 
May 11, 2022 is National School Nurse Day!

Columbia County School District has 18 full time school nurses that are assigned to the 18 elementary schools. The district has one part time special services department school nurse. Our school nurses are RN or LPN licensed in the State of GA.

 
COVID VACCINES ARE FREE!! 
COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES:
 
1. Georgia Department of Public Health: Columbia County
2. Augusta Health Vaccine Center: https://www.augustahealth.org/vaccine/ 
3. Gold Cross EMS. Call 706.434.4000 to schedule a vaccine appointment.
4. Vaccines.gov: Vaccines Near You
5. Local pharmacies have vaccinations. The type of vaccine that is offered will varies. 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine for CHILDREN
CDC recommends vaccination for everyone 5 years and older to help protect against COVID-19.
               
18 years old and over can receive Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
 
Booster Shot: Everyone ages 16 years and older can get a booster shot at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. Teens 16-17 years old can get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster. Adults 18 years and older can get any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States for their booster shot.
 
Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Younger Teens | Business News |  US News Charlotte hospital gives Pfizer COVID vaccine to teens | Charlotte ObserverChildren's Healthcare offering COVID shots for 12-to-15 year olds near  airport
Immunization UPDATE for School Year 2021-2022:

The Georgia Department of Public Health is requiring a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4) for all 11th graders on their 16th birthday. This requirement starts on the first day of school, August 5, 2021. All students that are 16 years old by August 5 2021 need to plan to get the  MCV4 booster vaccination.

 

Please keep your child's vaccinations up to date! Visit the Immunization link for more information on the GA Vaccination Schedule for school attendance.

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The CCSD encourages parents, students, and staff to be aware of the symptoms of illness and not to report to school if they experience fever, along with any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Sometimes Diarrhea and Vomiting

Students or staff who experience any fever will be sent home and not allowed to return to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Students and staff should not report to school when running a fever.   We will continue to follow the direction of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.