Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Immunization Requirements for Students


In accordance with the 2011-12 state law, students must have the following before they may enroll and attend school:

4 doses DTP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (5 doses if 4th dose was administered prior to age 4)*Required before entry into Kindergarten

3 POLIO-IPV – (4 doses required if a combination of IPV & OPV were given or if final dose was administered prior to age 4) *Required before entry into Kindergarten

3 HEPATITIS B – ALL Students K-12. ***If the 3rd dose was given before 6 months of age a 4th dose is required. *Required before entry into Kindergarten

2 MMR – Measles/Mumps/Rubella- ALL Students K-12. *Required before entry into Kindergarten

2 VARICELLA – Chicken Pox Immunization- 2 doses for K-1 1 dose for grades 2-5 *Required before entry into Kindergarten

All 7th & 8th grade students must have a Tdap booster to return to school.

**For students with religious or medical exemptions, special forms are located in the clinic.**

Special Note: By law, vaccination records must show “day” as well as month and year of each dose administered and must have the signature or stamp of the physician/health facility that administered these.

Should your child not meet these requirements a note will be sent home reminding you what vaccinations need to be completed. If these are not completed your child WILL be excluded from attending school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the clinic and speak directly with me.

Wishing every student a successful school year,

Nurse Donna