Notice regarding Public Health

We have just received an important notice for all KPBSD families—Beginning January 1, 2013, Public Health must discontinue provision of all state supplied vaccine to fully insured children. What does this mean for our school community?
• Students who have Denali Kid Care or who are Alaska Native/American Indian and those who are either uninsured or underinsured (insurance does not cover shots) WILL continue to be able to receive immunizations at Public Health.
• Anyone who has private insurance that covers vaccines or who does not know if their private insurance covers vaccines will be referred to their personal care provider and WILL NOT be able to get immunizations at Public Health.
• Until these changes take place, parents with insurance may still use Public Health for children’s immunizations that are required for school entry. Please make sure to check your child’s shot records and plan ahead. Remember, Public Health does not require you to verify insurance benefits or income in order to qualify. Please call now to schedule an appointment before the January 1 changes occur.

If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Walsworth, RN, BSN; Health Services Coordinator for KPBSD.

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