By Lucha Ramey
The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 19 and that means along with school supplies, parents also need to make sure their children are up-to-date on their immunizations.
A record of your child’s immunizations are due to your student’s health office on or by the first day of school. All P-H-M schools are open to the public beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5 (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). You can drop off the records at the schools between Aug. 5 and Aug. 19.
Please find the list of required immunizations by grade levels listed below …
For incoming Kindergarten students:
- 3 Hep B
- 5 DTaP (4 doses are acceptable if the fourth dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday)
- 4 Polio (the 3rd dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose with only one type of vaccine used, all OPV or all IPV. Final 4th dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday and administered at least 6 months after the previous dose).
- 2 MMR
- 2 Varicella
- 2 Hep A
Additional immunizations needed for incoming 6th grade students:
- 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
- 1st dose of MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate)
Additional immunizations needed for incoming 12th grade students:
- 2nd dose of MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate)
Immunizations may be obtained from your family doctor, St. Joseph County Health Department, or other area clinics. Please call the school health office for resources.
For more information on state immunization requirements, please visit the P-H-M Healthcare Services webpage on our site.
Posted July 17, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. EDT