Parents are reminded that the state law requires that children be fully immunized before admission to school for the first time. Medical and religious objections, in writing, will be the only objections accepted. Immunizations required by law are:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Two (2) doses are required: First dose must have been administered before or after 12 months of age.
TD (Diphtheria Tetanus)– Three (3) or more properly spaced doses of diptheria toxoid. These immunizations may have been accomplished by administering tetanus toxoid; diphtheria and tetanus toxoids; or diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. A fourth dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria (TD) must be administered after the fourth birthday.
POLIOMYELITIS– Three (3) or more properly spaced doses of trivalent oral polio vaccine.
HEPATITIS B – Three (3) doses of hepatitis B vaccine will be required for students entering school for the first time (i.e., kindergarten or first grade) and students entering seventh grade.
VARICELLA (Chicken Pox) – One (1) dose of the vaccine or history of disease.
Written verification of the immunizations by your family physician must be presented to the school nurse upon registration for kindergarten or first grade and, thereafter, as each dose is administered.