* One dose of DTaP (pediatric diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis) vaccine must have been given on or after the fourth birthday. Only four doses are necessary if the fourth dose was administered on or after the fourth birthday. Three doses of Tdap (adolescent/adult tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)/Td are required for children ages seven or older who were not previously vaccinated. Tdap should be used as the first dose followed by two doses of Td for children age seven or older not previously vaccinated.
† For polio vaccination, in all-IPV or all-OPV schedule: one dose must have been given on or after the fourth birthday. The final dose in the series should be administered on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after the previous dose. If four doses are administered prior to age four, a fifth dose should be administered on or after age four. Only three doses of IPV are required if the third dose is given on or after the fourth birthday. Children born before August 2005 only need four doses separated by at least four weeks. These children do not need a dose after
the age of four.
¶ One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) must have been given on or after the tenth birthday. The second dose of MCV4 must be given on or after the sixteenth birthday. If the first dose of MCV4 is given after the sixteenth birthday, then only one dose of MCV4 is required for eleventh and twelfth grade.
Ө One dose of Tdap must have been given on or after the seventh birthday.
Students may be exempt from immunization requirements for the following reasons:
• Medical Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by a licensed physician stating that the physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger the life or health of the child.
• Personal Belief or Religious Belief Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by the parent or guardian whose sincerely held philosophical, moral or religious belief is opposed to such immunization.
• History of Disease Exemption: Requires a certificate signed by a physician stating that the child has a reliable history of disease. History of disease exemptions may only be claimed for hepatitis B, varicella, measles, mumps, or rubella.
All children need to be up-to-date according to the school immunization requirements or have claimed an exemption by October 1st of each school year or they must be excluded from school. Children enrolling in school after October 1st have 30 days to be up-to-date or claim an exemption or they must be excluded from school.