The Immunization Regulations for the 2017 -2018 school year have been revised to include additional immunizations. New immunizations include a 4th Polio vaccine for most students in all grades and a 2nd Meningococcal vaccine for students entering 12th grade. The 7th grade Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines requirements remain the same but will be required at the start of the school year.
The provisional time period has been reduced from 8 months to 5 days. Students who do not have all their immunizations current may be excluded from school after 5 days. Students who need more than 1 dose of a vaccine will need to have a letter from their doctor stating the dates for future immunizations to be given. Parents will still be allowed to request a Religious/Moral Exemption for all immunizations. A Medical Exemption from a healthcare provider will still be accepted for any immunizations that are medically contraindicated.