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School Immunization Record Audits
Protection against infectious diseases and epidemics rely in large part on immunizations and shots for many serious and easily spread diseases, such as measles, polio and meningitis, are given during childhood. School nurses ensure that elementary, middle and high-school children have all the required immunizations as set forth by national guidelines, and it is the job of the Public Health Department to double-check or audit this.

Every fall, the immunization records of each child at all Council Bluffs schools are examined by public health officials. If deficiencies are found in a child's record, the school nurse then has the opportunity to arrange the appropriate shots for the child and bring him or her up to date. This is an instance where public health nurses, school nurses and public health sanitarians are able to work together to protect the health of all Council Bluffs children.