Immunization Information

Immunization Information

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis* ( 1 dose on or after 4th birthday)

  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)

  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella**

  • 3 doses of hepatitis B

  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

 Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance.

  • 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

    • First dose is given 12-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

    • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

*Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT of Td

**Usually given as MMR

These requirements allow for the following exemptions: medical, religious belief or philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction. Even if your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be excluded from school during an outbreak of vaccine preventable disease. Exemption to Immunization Law Form (pdf)
  • If  a child does not have all the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is medically appropriate, the child must receive that dose within the first five days of school or risk exclusion.  If the next dose is not the final dose of the series, the child must also provide a medical plan (see form below) within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.
  • If a child does not have all the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is not medically appropriate, the child must provide a medical plan (see form below) within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.
  • The medical plan must be followed or risk exclusion.

MEDICAL PLAN - CERTIFICATE CARD - for students who need physician certification of upcoming vaccinations.

Please submit required documentation directly to the school or by emailing Mrs. Cavanagh.

Vaccination Hesitancy: 4 Myths Explained (pdf)


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