Immunization

Policy Code: 
JHCB
Adoption Date: 
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

IMMUNIZATION

Certificate of immunization required.

Unless exempted for personal, medical, or religious objections as per Utah State code, a student may not attend kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school through grade 12, unless there is presented to the appropriate official of the school a certificate of immunization from a licensed physician or authorized representative of the state or local health department stating that the student has received immunization against communicable diseases that includes the student’s name, date of birth, immunization given, the month, day and year the immunization was given.

Conditional Enrollment and Exclusion.

A school or early childhood program may conditionally enroll a student who is not appropriately immunized as required in this rule. To be conditionally enrolled, a student must have received at least one dose of each required vaccine and be on schedule for subsequent immunizations. If subsequent immunizations are one calendar month past due, the school or early childhood program must immediately exclude the student from the school or early childhood program.

(1) A school or early childhood program with conditionally enrolled students shall routinely review every 30 days the immunization status of all conditionally enrolled students until each student has completed the subsequent doses and provided written documentation to the school or early childhood program.

(2) Once the student has met the requirements of this rule, the school or early childhood program shall take the student off conditional status.

Certificate part of student's record -- Forms for certificates -- Transfer of immunization record to official certificate.

(1) Each school shall retain official certificates of immunization for every enrolled student. The certificate becomes a part of the individual student's permanent school record and follows the student through his or her public or private school career.

(2) The Department of Health shall provide official certificate of immunization forms to public and private schools, physicians, and local health departments. The forms referred to in this subsection shall include a clear statement of the student's rights under Section 53A-11-302.

(3) Any immunization record provided by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official may be accepted by a school official as a certificate of immunization if the type of immunization given and the dates given are specified and the information is transferred to an official certificate of immunization and verified by the school district in which the public or private school is located.

CLAIMING AN EXEMPTION

A parent may claim an exemption to an immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons, as allowed by Section 53A-11-302 of the Utah Statutory Code. Each exemption claimed must be accompanied by the appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption Form. Exemption forms can only be used for enrollment in early childhood programs and public, private, charter, and parochial schools for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Exemptions and exemption forms do not apply to college/university attendance. See sample exemption forms in Appendix E starting on page 39.

MEDICAL EXEMPTION: If a parent/guardian claims a medical exemption for a student, a Medical Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the student’s licensed physician (Utah Statutory Code – Section 53A-11-302). The Medical Exemption Form may be obtained from the student’s physician. It must indicate whether the exemption is for one or for all immunizations. The WHITE and YELLOW copies will be given to the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will present the WHITE copy to the school or early childhood program official. The WHITE copy must be attached to the student’s Utah School Immunization Record as part of the student’s permanent school record (cumulative folder) as defined in Section 53A-11-304 of the Utah Statutory Code and shall transfer with the student’s school record to any new school.

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION: If a parent/guardian claims a religious exemption for a student, a Religious Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. The Religious Exemption Form may be obtained from a local health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Religious Exemption Form giving the WHITE and YELLOW copies to the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will present the WHITE copy to the school or early childhood program official. The WHITE copy must be attached to the student’s Utah School Immunization Record as part of the student’s permanent school record (cumulative folder) as defined in Section 53A-11-304 of the Utah Statutory Code and shall transfer with the student’s school record to any new school.

PERSONAL EXEMPTION: If a parent/guardian claims a personal exemption for a student, a Personal Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. The Personal Exemption Form may be obtained from a local health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Personal Exemption Form giving the WHITE and YELLOW copies to the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will present the WHITE copy to the school or early childhood program official. The WHITE copy must be attached to the student’s Utah School Immunization Record as part of the student’s permanent school record (cumulative folder) as defined in Section 53A-11-304 of the Utah Statutory Code and shall transfer with the student’s school record to any new school.

 

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