2do AVISO: Vacunación y certificado de examen oral

1 de febrero de 2021

ATENCIÓN 2do AVISO: Vacunación y Certificado de examen oral

Estimados Padres y/o Encargados,

RE: HOJA DE VACUNAS (PVAC-3) 2da NOTIFICACIÓN DE VACUNAS INCOMPLETAS Y/O NO ENTREGADAS- FECHA LÍMITE 28 DE FEBRERO DE 2021

El Departamento de Salud, División de Vacunación está realizando auditorías a todas las escuelas y es por esta razón que necesitamos que su hijo/a este al día con dicho documento.

De no presentar evidencia de haber recibido dicha(s) vacuna(s), dentro de los próximos (10) días laborables, su hijo(a) deberá ser excluido(a) de la escuela hasta tanto cumpla con el artículo #2 de la ley de inmunización Núm. 25, según aprobada el 25 de septiembre de 1983.

Artículo 2 – A partir de la vigencia de esta ley, el/ los estudiantes de pre-escolar a 12mo NO podrá ser admitido o matriculado en una escuela, centro de cuidado diurno, o centro de tratamiento social, si no está debidamente inmunizado. Será responsabilidad del registrador o del Director Escolar de las escuelas, de los centros de cuidado diurno o centros de tratamiento social requerir del/los estudiante o niño pre-escolar a 12mo el certificado de inmunización para poder ser aceptado a la escuela, centro de cuidado diurno, centro de tratamiento social. Esta disposición no aplica a aquellos menores cuyo ingreso sea ordenado por el Tribunal Superior, Asuntos de Menores.

De tener alguna duda del esquema de vacunación, favor de comunicarse al proveedor de servicios de vacunación o a su médico privado.

Departamento de Salud

Certificado de examen oral a estudiantes es compulsorio 

El secretario del Departamento de Salud, doctor Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, anunció que con el inicio de este semestre escolar entra en vigor la Ley 63, que establece como requisito la presentación de un certificado de examen oral para ser matriculado en una escuela pública o privada.

Esta ley dispone que menores matriculados, tanto del sector público, como privado, en los grados: kindergarten, segundo, cuarto, sexto, octavo y décimo, deben entregar un certificado de examen oral. Dicho certificado es provisto por el Departamento de Salud, pero deberá ser firmado por un dentista u odontólogo licenciado por el Estado.

“Todos los estudiantes que conforman los grados pares, hasta décimo grado, deberán presentar su certificado. El propósito fundamental de esta Ley es proveer una política pública de salud oral para nuestros menores en edad escolar. La orientación, educación y evaluación temprana de riesgos, respecto a la salud oral, ayuda a prevenir enfermedades orales y detectar a tiempo condiciones que pueden afectar la salud. De hecho, lo que motivó a crear esta Ley es la alta incidencia de caries de infancia temprana y la gran cantidad de niños en edad escolar que hay en la Isla”, explicó Rodríguez Mercado.

Deseamos notificar que según la Orden Administrativa 447, la entrega del certificado de salud oral se pospuso para el segundo semestre del año escolar 2020-2021. Los estudiantes de k ,2do,4to,6to,8vo y 10mo tendrán hasta 30 días luego del inicio del segundo semestre para entregar el certificado (Forma SO-001).

Aunque el certificado es requisito de matrícula, no se le estará negando la entrada a la escuela a un niño que aún no lo posea. El Artículo 5 de la Ley 63 establece que, de no haber dicha certificación, a la fecha de matrícula, se procederá con una admisión provisional y el padre, madre, guardián, encargado o tutor legal del menor deberá proveerla en un término no mayor de 30 días, contados a partir de dicha fecha. De no cumplirse con lo establecido, se refiere el caso al Departamento de la Familia. La fecha límite es en o antes de 28 de febrero de 2021.

Administración MASIS 

ATTENTION 2nd NOTIFICATION: Vaccination and oral exam certificate

February 1, 2021

ATTENTION 2nd NOTIFICATION: Vaccination and oral exam certificate

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

RE: VACCINES (PVAC-3)- 1st NOTIFICATION OF INCOMPLETE OR NOT DELIVERED VACCINES - DUE ON OR BEFORE February 28, 2021

The Department of Health, Immunization Division, is conducting audits of all schools and it is for this reason that we need your child to be up to date with this document.

If you do not present evidence of having received said vaccine(s) within the next ten (10) working days, your child must be excluded from school until they comply with article # 2 of the Immunization Law No. 25, as approved on September 25, 1983.

Article 2 - As of the effective date of this law, students from pre-school to 12th grade may NOT be admitted or enrolled in a school, daycare center, or social treatment center, if they are not duly immunized. It will be the responsibility of the Registrar or the School Director of schools, daycare centers, or social treatment centers to require from the student or pre-school child to 12th grade the immunization certificate to be accepted to the school, care center daytime, social treatment center. This provision does not apply to those minors whose admission is ordered by the Superior Court, Juvenile Affairs.

If you have any questions about the vaccination schedule, please contact the vaccination service provider or your private physician.

The Department of Health sends a reminder to turn in a certificate of students’ oral exam.

Certificate of students’ oral exam.

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Mercado announced that with the beginning of this school semester Law 63 goes into effect, which establishes as a requirement the presentation of an oral exam certificate to be enrolled in a public or private school.

This law states that children enrolled, both in the public and private sectors, in grades: kindergarten, second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth must deliver an oral exam certificate to the school. This certificate is provided by the Department of Health but must be signed by a dentist licensed by the State.

“All students in even-numbered grades, up to tenth grade, must present their certificate. The fundamental purpose of this Law is to provide a public oral health policy for our school-aged children. Guidance, education, and early risk assessment regarding oral health help prevent oral diseases and detect conditions that may affect health in time. In fact, what motivated the creation of this Law is the high incidence of early childhood cavities and a large number of school-age children on the Island,” explained Rodríguez Mercado.

According to a report by the College of Dental Surgeons of the United States Department of Health, dental cavities are the most prevalent chronic disease in childhood.

“There are many consequences of poor oral health. Among the most common problems are digestive problems, dental plaque, gingivitis, premature and/or permanent loss of teeth, which in turn affects oral expression, gum disease, taste disturbances, and self-esteem problems. As expected, all of these affect the emotional development of the affected person. That is why we take preventive measures related to the oral health care of our children and youth.

We wish to notify you that pursuant to Administrative Order 447, delivery of the oral health certificate was postponed to the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. K, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th students will have up to 30 days after the start of the second semester to deliver the certificate (Form SO-001).

Although the certificate is a registration requirement, a child who does not already own it will not be denied entry to school. Article 5 of Law 63 establishes that, if there is no such certification, on the date of registration, provisional admission will be made and the father, mother, guardian, guardian, or legal guardian of the minor must provide it within a term not exceeding 30 days, counted from that date. Failure to comply with the provisions, the case is referred to the Department of the Family. The deadline is on or before December 1, 2019.

MASIS Administration