Important Nurse Information

Immunization Regulations for 2011 – 2012 School Year

The Division of Immunizations (DOI) would like to update everyone that the new school regulations have been approved. They will become effective on August 1, 2011, for the 2011-2012 school year.

The amendments require that children in all grades receive an additional dose of varicella vaccine= total 2 doses, beginning school year 2011-2012 and also require that students in seventh grade beginning in the 2011-2012 school year have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) and one dose of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap), if 5 years has lapsed since last tetanus immunization. This requirement may be met anytime prior to the start of school year 2011-2012.  Please consult with your doctor/clinic and obtain these immunizations as needed. If you have received a form for your child regarding these requirements please have it completed by your physician/clinic and return it to the school nurse by 8/01/11.

Feel free to contact your school nurse with any questions.