Children must have proof of all required immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school in Arizona.
** The district will be holding an immunization clinic on September 29, 2020 at Constitution Elementary School (18440 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023). The Arizona State Department of Health Services is not granting extensions on immunization schedules, keeping the current mandates and requirements in place during COVID. Please be sure that your student's immunizations are up to date, and that I have a current copy on file.**
IMMUNIZATIONS RULES FOR STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR SCHOOL (preschool, kindergarten, new students)
You will need your child’s Immunization Record. It must show the date your child was given each required shot with a stamp or signature from the doctor or immunization clinic stamp. If you do not have an Immunization Record or your child has not received all required shots call your doctor now for an appointment or the local health department for the date and location of the next immunization clinic.
IMMUNIZATION RULES FOR STUDENTS 11 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, attenuated pertussis) will be required for students as they turn 11 years old and older when 5 years have passed since the last tetanus/diphtheria vaccine dose (DTP, DTaP, or Td). Previously, a Td was done 10 years after the initial series completed, but recurrence of pertussis in the teen population over the past years has put children at increased risk for this life-threatening disease.
MV (meningococcal vaccine) will be required for students who are either 11 years old or older entering 6th grade as of August, 2008. Meningococcal meningitis can be highly contagious in teen and young adults and may result in severe disability if not death. Students entering 6th grade must have documentation of these immunizations prior to beginning school year each Fall. As you update your child's immunizations, please get the Tdap and MV administered and documented as soon as possible if your child is already 11 years old. Please get that documentation to your School Nurse when completed so that school records can be updated.
Additional Notes for Immunizations-
Exemption forms are available from the nurse and must be filled out in person by parent for personal exemption or physician for a medical exemption. Remember, these are with understanding of potential exclusions from school in event of any outbreak of disease as determined by the Maricopa County Health Department. DON'T DELAY! Get your child's shots today!
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