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Immunization Requirements

Students entering kindergarten need:

  • 4 doses of tetanus;* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria;* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio;
  • 2 doses of measles;**
  • 2 doses of mumps;**
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles);**
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B; and
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
 
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
** Usually given as MMR
 

Students entering seventh grade need:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) if five years have passed since last tetanus immunization; and
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).
 

The only exemptions to the school laws for  immunizations are: 

  • Medical reasons;  
  • Religious beliefs; or  
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.                                     
 

If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak. 

 

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