Lennox School District aims to provide the most comprehensive services to ensure the health and well-being of our students and our community. To this goal, we are joining the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), a secure computerized immunization system. We are excited to use CAIR and bring its benefits:
- Helps you receive a free replacement copy of your immunization record (yellow card) from CAIR or the school.
- Allows the office to easily see whether your child has had all of the shots to enroll in school.
- Gives our school-based clinic the ability to keep track of patient's shot history electronically.
If you have questions about CAIR, please call the school site Health Specialist. If you have futher questions about CAIR after speaking with the Health Specialist, please call 800-578, and a CAIR staff person will assist you.
Immunizations or 'shots' prevent serious diseases. Tuberculosis (TB) screening tests help to determine if you have may have TB infection and can be required for school entry. Keep track of your child's shots/TB tests can be hard, especially if more than one doctor gave them. The California Immunization Registry (CAIR) is a secure computer system that doctors and authorized health care providers use to keep track of your child's shots and TB tests. If you change doctors, your new doctor can use the registry to see your child's shot/TB record. CAIR is supported by the California Department of Public Health.
How does CAIR help you?
- Keeps track of all your child's shots and TB tests (skin tests/chest x-rays), so he/she doesn't miss any or get too many
- Gives you a copy of your child's most up-to-date shot/TB test record (from doctor)
- Helps child care or school officials confirm that your child got shots/TB tests needed to start child care or school
- Helps your doctor send you reminders when our child needs shoots.
How does CAIR help your school?
Under California law, schools, child care, and other agencies may use CAIR only to:
- See which shots/TB tests children in their programs have received or need
- Make sure children have all shots/TB tests needed to start child care or school
Each student enrolling for the first time in a district elementary or secondary school, preschool, or child care and development program or, after July 1, 2016, enrolling in advancing to grade 7 shall present an immunization record from any authorized private or public health care provider certifying that he/she has received all required immunizations in accordance with law. Students shall be excluded from school or exempted from immunization requirements only as allowed by law.
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The L.A. County Dept. of Public Health reports that childhood immunization rates in our county have dropped significantly since COVID-19. People are understandably apprehensive about visiting clinics, but safely immunizing children and pregnant women is more important than ever during the pandemic.
Here are some LAC DPH resources you can share as you emphasize the importance of getting safe immunizations for pregnant women and children:
Stronger Families Blog for posts with resources on immunizations, including a recent recording of LABBN's webinar on Promoting Immunizations Recommended for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Here is the latest guidance from LAC DPH:
Guidance to Maintain Adult Immunizations and Immunizations for Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Susan Chaides │Project Director III │Community Health & Safe Schools
Division of Student Support Services │Los Angeles County Office of Education [email protected]│562-922-6233
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