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Immunization requirements for Kindergarten and 7th grade students for the 2015-16 school year

Parents & guardians,

Please take time to read the immunization requirements for Kindergarten and 7th grade students to attend school in Juab School District 2015-16. There a few new requirements by the state health department for 2015-16. There is also a change in practice within Juab School District. If students do not come to school with appropriate proof of immunization as explained in the letter or the appropriate documentation of exemption, the student will not be allowed to attend school until this is addressed. Any new student wishing to enroll in any school will also need to show proof of immunization before they can attend. State law requires Utah children be appropriately immunized before attending school. We recognize the challenges immunizations can bring to our families. We are hopeful that by providing information as early as possible in the school year, this will help families in making these critical decisions. The district will be working with county health agencies to provide immunizations at registration to assist you as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Juab School District Nurse Cathy Sunderland at 435-623-0328, Juab County Health Department at 435-623-0696, or Juab School District Office at 435-623-1940. If your student is currently enrolled in a Juab School District school and you would like to check their immunization status, please contact the school they attend.

Thanks

Superintendent Robins

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Immunization Requirements
Kindergarten and 7th Grade Entry 2015-2016

Dear Parent/Guardian;

The following immunization requirements are required for your child to attend kindergarten and 7th grade for the 2015-2016 school year.

To attend kindergarten a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:

5 DTaP/DT (4 doses of DTaP, if 4th dose given on/after the 4th birthday)
4 Polio* (3 doses, if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday)
2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella
3 Hepatitis B
2 Hepatitis A
2 Varicella **(chickenpox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the school immunization record.

* The final dose of polio vaccine administered ON or AFTER August 7, 2009 must be given at a minimum age of 4 years AND a minimum interval of 6 months following the previous dose. The final dose of polio administered PRIOR to August 7, 2009 will fall under the previous recommendation with a minimum interval of 4 weeks between doses.

**Effective December 5, 2014, students entering Kindergarten must have two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

To attend 7th grade, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:

Tdap
1 Meningococcal*
2 Varicella **(chickenpox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the school immunization record.
4 Polio* see rule above (3 doses, if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday)
2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella
3 Hepatitis B
2 Hepatitis A
5 DTaP/DT (4 doses of DTaP, if 4th dose given on/after the 4th birthday; 3 doses of Td, if starting series after age 7 years with a single dose of Tdap preferred as the first dose)

*Effective December 5, 2014, students entering 7th grade must have a single dose of Meningococcal vaccine.

**Effective December 5, 2014, students entering 7th grade must have two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.

With the exception of Tdap and Meningococcal, a child may be allowed to attend school "conditionally" if at least one dose of each required immunization has been completed and the child is currently on schedule to receive the remaining immunizations. The remaining immunizations must be completed on schedule for the child to remain in attendance.

For children whose parents claim an exemption to immunizations for medical, religious, or personal reasons, an appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption form must be completed and presented to the child's school and a copy kept in their cumulative file. These forms can be obtained at your local health department at a cost of $14.50.

If we do not receive proof of immunization by the first day of school, we may be forced to exclude your child from attendance. We regret that we must take this action, but state law requires that children must be appropriately immunized in order to attend a Utah school or early childhood program. Our facility supports this policy. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the School District at 623-1940 or contact the School Nurse at 623-0328.

For questions regarding your child's immunization status, contact your child's health care provider, your local health department at 623-0696 or the Immunization Hotline at 1-800-275-0659.

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