- School Entry Immunization Requirements

Vermont immunization law requires that all students enrolled in school be vaccinated. Upon enrollment, an official immunization record must be presented to the school. These records can be obtained from your pediatrician’s office. If a student does not meet the vaccine requirements, they may be admitted provisionally following approval of a plan for immunization with the school nurse. Any student who is not adequately immunized may be excluded from school.
 
Students entering kindergarten must provide documentation of the following:

http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/documents/schoolentry_iz_requirements.pdf
 
5 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine
4 doses of polio vaccine
2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine
3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine
2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. If the student has previously had chickenpox
disease no vaccine is needed and parents may sign this form:

These requirements also apply to all students entering a new school, outside of their previous supervisory union.

In cases of medical contraindications and religious objections to vaccines, Vermont law allows for exemption from immunization requirements. In order to claim an exemption this form needs to be completed, signed and returned to the school:

http://healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/documents/Religious_Exemption_SY16-17.pdf

Students who claim an exemption may be excluded from school during the course of a disease outbreak.

Additional information about immunizations may be found at:

http://www.healthvermont.gov/hc/imm/public.aspx

 
 
 
 

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