Required Immunizations

The following immunizations must be completed before your child can be admitted to school. Medical or religious exceptions to this requirement can be explained by the school nurse.

1. Diphtheria and Tetanus (DT): Four or more doses of vaccine, one of which must be given at age four or older.

2. Polio: Three properly spaced doses of vaccine.

3. Rubella (German Measles), Measles, and Mumps: Two doses of vaccine, the first at twelve months of age or older.

4. Hepatitis B: Three properly spaced doses of vaccine for elementary students and grade 7. Seventh graders were added to the mandate in 2002-03.

5. Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunity: Two doses of the vaccine, history of the disease, documentation of laboratory testing.

Children attending 7th grade require the following:

1. Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap): One adult dose

2. Meningococcal: One dose

A child may be admitted to school if there is documentation that one dose of each of the above immunizations has been given. State law requires that the immunization series must be completed within eight months of school entry or the student cannot be permitted to continue in school.