Vaccinations required for school

The Warren County School District has distributed vaccination requirements of the state Department of Health for children in all grades (K-12).

In order to attend school children must have the following:

4 doses of tetanus*(1 dose on or after 4th birthday)

4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)

3 doses of polio

2 doses of measles**

2 doses of mumps**

1 dose of rubella (German measles) **

3 doses of hepatitis B

2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DT or Td

**Usually given as MMR

In 7th Grade, additional requirements for entry are:

1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis(Tdap) [if five years have elapsed since last tetanus immunization]

The only exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are for medical reasons, religious beliefs, or philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.

If a child is exempt from the requirements, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.