Immunization Requirements

DTP/DTaP (5 Doses)  Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccine.  A 5th dose of DTP/DTaP is not required if 4th dose is administered on or after the 4th birthday.

Tdap (1 Dose)  An adolescent Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-containing vaccine) booster is required for all 7th grade students who have not received a booster shot during the previous 5 years.  Students 8th-12th grades are required to have the age-appropriate series completed indicating one Td/Tdap booster was received.  Thereafter, one Tdap booster is recommended every 10 years.

Polio (4 Doses)  The final dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday even if this means a 5th dose.  If IPV or OPV only were used, 3 doses is considered a complete series if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.  A combination OPV/IPV requires 4 doses for a complete series.

MMR (2 Doses)  Measles, mumps & rubella vaccine with first dose given on or after the 1st birthday.

Hepatitis B (3 Doses)  Series of three vaccinations given over a 6 month period of time.

Varicella (2 doses)  Series of two doses given 3 months after the first dose if 7 to 11 years of age.  If over 12 years of age, second dose is given 28 days after the first.

*  For students 7 years of age and older who were not immunized prior to their 7th birthday, a total of 3 doses of Tdap, Polio & Hepatitis B and 2 doses of Varicella and MMR are required.

For more information on immunizations or exemptions, please contact your school nurse.