ATTENTION ALL CURRENT SOUTH PUTNAM 8th AND 11th GRADERS
In accordance with the new Public Law 38-2004 and effective June 30, 2005, every student entering grades 9 and 12 for the 2005-2006 school year is to be immunized against Hepatitis B. All students currently in grades 8 and 11 need to be pursuing this matter now, as the hepatitis B series consists of three shots over a period of 5 to 6 months. Students in these grades need to contact either the county health department at 653-5210 or see their family physician. The county health nurse will administer the shots free if the student is not yet 19 years of age. Although not required to receive shots by June 2005, students in other grades will eventually need the shots when they are freshman or seniors.