To attend kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving the following immunizations:
- 5 DTaP/DT (4 doses of DTaP, if 4th dose given on/after the 4th birthday)
- 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.
*The final 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 following the previous dose. The final dose of polio administered PRIOR to August 7, 2009 will fall under the previous recommendation with a minimum interval of 4 weeks between doses.
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.
For children whose parents claim an exemption to immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons, an appropriate Utah Department of Health Exemption form must be completed and presented to the child’s school and a copy kept in their cumulative file.
For questions regarding your child’s immunization status, contact your child’s health care provider, your local health department or the Immunization Hotline at 1-800-275-0659.
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