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Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year

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WHICH IMMUNIZATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MY CHILD TO ENTER SCHOOL?

  • If your child is entering preschool, kindergarten or 1st-12th grade, the following are required:

     

    Students 11 years and older and entering the 6th through 12th grades will be required to have one dose of Tdap if 5 years have passed since their last tetanus/diphtheria vaccine and the Meningococcal vaccine. See requirements below.

     

    DTP, DT, DTaP or Td

    4 or 5 doses if the 4th or 5th was given after the 4th birthday. Otherwise, 6 doses at appropriate intervals are required. (new as of 1/03)

     

    Tdap

    Students 11 years and older entering the 6th through 12th grades will need 1 dose of Tdap if 5 yrs. have past since their last tetanus/diphtheria vaccine.

     

    Polio (OPV or IPV)

    3 to 5 doses are required depending on age. Consult your immunization provider.

     

    MMR

    2 doses must be completed before school begins. The first dose must be given on or after the first birthday. One dose required for preschool.

     

    Hepatitis B**


    3 doses must be completed before school begins. Dose 1 and 2 are to be given one month apart, dose 3, two to five months later.

     

    Varicella

    All students preschool through the 12th grades will need the chickenpox (Varicella) vaccination or a form signed by a parent/guardian stating history of the disease. Forms are available in your school health office. Students 13 years or older who have not had the disease or the immunization will require 2 Varicella vaccines spaced 1 month apart.

     

    Meningitis (Meningococcal) Vaccine

    Students 11 years and older and entering the 6th through 12th grades- will need 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine.

     

    **Preschoolers enrolled in district programs must also have their Hepatitis A series of 2 shots, 4 to 6 months apart.