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New Immunization Requirements

School Children

Effective beginning the 2010-2011 school year the following new requirements will be implemented:

Second dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for all children entering kindergarten.

If the kindergarten child has had varicella disease, a licensed doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy may sign and place on file with the school a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella disease as satisfactory evidence of having had the disease. Parental or guardian statements of disease will no longer be accepted.

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine will be required for all incoming eight grade students if the child has completed the recommended childhood DTaP/DTP vaccination series and has not received a Td booster within the past two years.

Day Care, Preschool Children:

Effective July 1, 2010 the following new requirements will be implemented:

For all children who have had varicella (chickenpox) disease, a licensed doctor may sign and place on file with the child care facility a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella disease as satisfactory evidence of having had the disease. Parental or guardian statements of disease will no longer be acceptable.