Policy Code: JHCB-R

Adoption Date: Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

SCHOOL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADES K-12
  • 5 DTP/DTaP/DT* (DTaP)

  • 4 Polio**

  • 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) (1st dose must be after 12 months of age)

  • 3 Hepatitis B (3rd dose must be after 6 months of age)

  • 2 Hepatitis A (1st dose must be after 12 months of age)

  • 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) - history of disease is acceptable, parent must sign verification statement on school immunization record

SEVENTH GRADE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • 1 Tdap

  • 3 Hepatitis B

  • 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) - history of disease is acceptable, parent must sign verification statement on school immunization record

  • 1 Meningococcal

Effective December 1, 2014 kindergarten and seventh grade entry students are required to have two doses of the Chickenpox vaccine.

Effective December 1, 2014 seventh grade entry students are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.

*DTP/DTaP/DT - Only four doses are required if fourth dose was administered on or after the fourth birthday.

**Polio - Only three doses are required if third dose was administered on or after the fourth birthday.

A student may not enter school without a certificate of immunization, except as provided in this section.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

As of July 1, 2008, children enrolled in early childhood programs must be immunized appropriately for age with the following immunizations:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

  • Polio

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

  • Pneumococcal (PCV)

MINIMUM AGE AND MINIMUM INTERVALS The timing and spacing of vaccine doses are two of the most important issues in the appropriate use of vaccines.

Using an accelerated vaccine schedule may be necessary for children who have fallen behind schedule and need to be brought up-to-date quickly. Accelerated schedules should not be used routinely. 
Vaccine doses should not be administered at intervals less than the minimum interval or earlier than the minimum ages listed in the following table.