Immunization Requirements for 2020-2021 School Year
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.