School Immunization Information
Your child needs shots for the 2017-2018 school year.
Vaccines keep children safe in schools
- Around the country, there are more cases of preventable diseases because parents are choosing not to get their kids immunized against preventable diseases.
- These diseases can spread easily in schools, but the good news is that vaccines are a safe and effective way of protecting your child.
Your child must be up-to-date on their shots to attend school
- Your child must be up-to-date on their shots to attend school. Your child must have at least one dose of all the required vaccinations – or the school can exclude them from attending.
- If your child isn’t up-to-date on their shots, you’ll have five days from the start of school to get the next required dose and provide a medical plan to get fully up-to-date (a medical plan looks like this).
- Work with your doctor to schedule the shots that your child needs to attend school.
Schedule a doctor’s appointment this summer
Don’t wait until school starts. Make a doctor’s appointment. The doctor can:
- See if your child has the shots they need to attend school.
- Provide a certificate of immunization.
- Schedule any shots that your child still needs.
If your child isn’t up-to-date on their shots
Your child can still attend school if they’re not up-to-date on their shots, but they’ll need to provide a plan for when they’ll get the next dose of their required shots. Work with your doctor to schedule a plan.