Homeless Education

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children
    & Youth - Title X


Guidelines for Schools on How to Immunize Homeless Youth

What should the school do if a homeless student appears for enrollment?

Assist the parent in locating immunization records or receiving required immunizations by immediately contacting the local public health clinic or public health nurse

  • Call the Alaska Immunization Program (907) 269-8000 or
  • Call the Alaska Immunization Hotline 1-888-430-4321 or
  • Call your Public Health Center for your community listed below.

OR

Assist the parent in completing the Immunization Statement for Provisional School Enrollment form to allow the 30-day provisional enrollment period to locate immunization records.

The school is responsible for helping the student become immunized—here is how:

When a homeless youth appears for enrollment, the school should immediately contact the local public health clinic or public health nurse. Federal law requires that we enroll this homeless student, regardless of immunization status. We believe that through cooperation with the Department of Health and Social Services we can immunize homeless students and ensure our schools are safe for all students.

Public Health Centers/Itinerant Nursing Services

Telephone
(907) area code

Anchorage – Municipality of Anchorage Dept of Health & Human Services

343-4799

Anchorage Itinerant Services, Southwest Region

334-2260

Barrow – North Slope Borough Health & Social Services Agency

852-0270

Bethel Public Health Center & Itinerant Nursing Services

543-2110

Cordova Public Health Center

424-4574

Craig Public Health Center

826-3433

Delta Junction Public Health Center

895-4292

Dillingham Public Health Center

842-5981

Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center & Itinerant Services, Interior Region

452-1776

Fort Yukon Public Health Center

662-2460

Galena Public Health Center

656-1200

Haines Public Health Center

766-3300

Homer Public Health Center

235-8857

Juneau Public Health Center

465-3353

Kenai Public Health Center

335-3400

Ketchikan Public Health Center

225-4350

Kodiak Public Health Center

486-3319

Kotzebue – Maniilaq Association

442-7144

Matanuska-Susitna Public Health Center (Wasilla)

376-2437

Nome – Norton Sound Health Corporation

443-3221

Petersburg Public Health Center

772-4611

Seward Public Health Center

224-5567

Sitka Public Health Center

747-3255

Tok Public Health Center

883-4101

Valdez Public Health Center

835-4612

Wrangell Public Health Center

874-3615