Monday, March 27Fruitland Middle School

Immunization requirements

Immunization Laws 

 

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: According to IDAPA 16.02.15, to enter or transfer into public or private schools, all children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements outlined below at registration and before attendance. No child shall attend school without proof of immunization status.

 

MINIMUM IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY
Immunization Requirement by Age Doses of Vaccines Required
Children born on or before September 1, 1999 must have a minimum of: (4) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
(1) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(3) Polio
(3) Hepatitis B
Children born after September 1, 1999 through September 1, 2005 must have a minimum of: (5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)2
(2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(3) Polio
(3) Hepatitis B
Children born after September 1, 20051 must have a minimum of: (5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)2
(2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(4) Polio3
(3) Hepatitis B
(2) Varicella (Chickenpox)4
(2) Hepatitis A

 

7th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Immunization Requirement by Grade5 Doses of Vaccines Required
Children admitted to 7th – 12th  grade must meet the following minimum immunization requirements in addition to school entry requirements: (1) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
(1) Meningococcal
1.     Preschool children need only be age-appropriately immunized with the  required vaccines.

2.     DTaP: The 5th dose is not necessary if the 4th dose was administered at age 4 years or older.

3.     Polio: The 4th dose is not necessary if the 3rd dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after previous dose.

4.     Varicella: History of chickenpox disease documented by a physician or licensed health care professional meets the requirement.

5.     7th Grade Requirement: This requirement will be extended to: 7th-10th grade students in 2014, 7th-11th grade students in 2015, and 7th-12th grade students in 2016.

EXEMPTIONS: Idaho law allows a parent/guardian to claim an exemption from immunization requirements for their child for medical, religious, or personal reasons. All exemptions must be documented on the official State of Idaho form provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Immunization Program. A medical exemption requires the signature of a licensed physician and certification that the child has a medical condition which prevents him or her from receiving required vaccinations. The law does not allow parents/guardians to claim an exemption because the shot record is lost or incomplete, or because it is too much trouble to contact the physician or clinic and obtain a copy. Schools should maintain an up-to-date list of pupils with exemptions so they can be excluded quickly if an outbreak occurs.

REFERENCE: Section 39-4801, Idaho Code: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Rules, IDAPA 16, Title 02, Chapter 15 “Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children.”