School Health Program
Franklin County School Nurses are available as a health promotion resource for students and staff during the school day. Nurses are assigned to multiple schools and make visits to these schools weekly. Medical care and first aid provided by school nurses is primarily for illnesses and injuries that occur during the school day.
Requirements for School Entry
- 5 doses of Dtap
- 4 doses of Polio
- 2 doses of MMR
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 doses of Varicella
- 4 doses of Pneumococcal
- 1 booster dose of Tdap required for seventh graders
- 1 Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) for seventh graders
- 1 booster dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) for all twelfth graders **Effective 2020-2021 school year
Effective July 1, 2016 - all students who are enrolling in a public school in N.C. for the first time must present a health assessment within 30 days of enrollment. This applies to all students in grades Kindergarten - 12.
Immunization Status - In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease - Students who have not provided proof of full vaccination due to medical exemption or religious beliefs for all state required vaccine preventable illnesses (Measles, Pertussis, Mumps, etc.) will be excluded from school based upon recommendations from the local Health Department and the CDC.
Nurses and First Responders during Extra Curricular Activities
Nurses and First Responders are typically available during school hours to assist with student health needs. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate health needs to the coordinator of any sports or other extracurricular activities that occur outside of the school day. Parents should also ensure that students have access to any emergency medications that are required outside of school hours.
Immunization Requirements rising 7th and 12th graders
The State of North Carolina has additional immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grade in August 2020.
Seventh graders will need a meningococcal and Tdap vaccine.
Twelfth graders will need a meningococcal booster vaccine.
Please contact your student’s physician to schedule an appointment for these vaccinations prior to the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
If your student does not have a primary care physician, please call the Franklin County Health Department, 919-496-2533, to schedule a vaccination appointment.
Documentation of the student’s vaccination must be provided to the student’s school within 30 days of the start of the school year.
If you have any questions about your student’s immunization status, please email your student’s school nurse.
Forms and FAQs
Franklin County School Nurses
Franklin County School Nurses - From left - Casey Whitley, BSN, RN; Marla King, BSN, RN, NCSN; Lisa Pursell-Morris, BSN, RN, NCSN; Jessica Huffman, BSN, RN, NCSN; Megan Unrue, BSN, RN, NCSN; Tammy Perry, BSN, RN, NCSN; Sandy Cabe, BSN, RN, NCSN; Emily Grissom, RN, BSN, NCSN
- Bunn Elementary School / Laurel Mill Elementary School
- Bunn Middle School / Bunn High School
- Cedar Creek Middle School / Terrell Lane Middle School
- Edward Best Elementary School / Youngsville Elementary School
- Franklinton Elementary School / Long Mill Elementary School
- Franklinton High School / Central Office
- Louisburg Elementary School / Louisburg High School
- Royal Elementary School / Franklinton Middle School
- Sandy Cabe
- Emily Grissom
- Jessica Huffman
- Marla King
- Tammy Perry
- Lisa Pursell-Morris
- Megan Unrue
- Casey Whitley