Immunization Requirements for Students Entering 7th Grade in the 2017-18 School Year
All incoming 7th grade students will need updated immunizations complete for the 2017-18 school year. Students without the updated immunization information will not be able to attend school for the 2017-18 school year. Please submit this information to your child's school by May 22, 2017.
Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry 2017-2018
To attend the 7th grade, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
- 5 DTaP/DT (or 3 doses of Td, if starting series after age 7 years)
- 1 Tdap booster (given 5 years after last DTaP or Td)
- 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.
- 1 Meningococcal
PLEASE NOTE ALL IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE SPACED APPROPRIATELY ACCORDING TO THE STATE OF UTAH AND CDC GUIDELINES. FAILURE TO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE SPACING WILL MAKE THE IMMUNIZATION INVALID.
* The 4th 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 between doses 3 and 4. The 4th dose of polio administered PRIOR to August 7, 2009 will fall under the previous recommendation with a minimum interval of 4 weeks between doses 3 and 4.
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.
An appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption form must be completed for children who claim exemption to immunizations for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
For questions regarding your child’s immunization status, contact your child’s health care provider, your local health department or the Immunization Hotline 1-800-275-0659.