Current Immunization Requirements

  • In order to comply with the State of Ohio Immunization Guidelines for the current school year, we are asking that UPON REGISTRATION you provide the most recent copy of your child’s current immunization record, even if it is not complete at this time.  After the school nurse reviews your child's immunization record, you will be provided with documentation of what immunizations are still required, if any, for your child’s admittance to school.

     

    The Ohio Department of Health, under the authority granted in Sections 3313.671 and 3701.13 Ohio Revised Code, has established the following minimum requirements for public and nonpublic schools:

      

    Section 3313.671, Part (3): A pupil who presents a written statement of his parent or guardian in which the parent or guardian objects to the immunization for good cause, including religious convictions, is not required to be immunized.

     

    Section 3313.671, Part (4): A child whose physician certifies in writing that such immunization against any disease is medically contraindicated is not required to be immunized against that disease.

     

    The immunization code does permit a waiver to be signed for your child against taking the immunization.  However, if during the course of an outbreak of any of the aforementioned vaccine preventable diseases, that the student who has filed an exemption, may face exclusion from school, at the direction of the local health department, for the duration of the outbreak.  Please note that immunization exemptions must be updated and signed annually.

      

    The following is the Stark County Health department policy regarding Tuberculosis (TB) testing for schools:

      

    Effective November 2008, all foreign-born students that have been in the United States for three months or less must have a skin test initially upon enrollment and a repeat skin test three months after the initial test in order to enroll.

      

    Students who do not meet these minimum immunization requirements will be notified during the first week of school.  All students must meet the legal immunization requirements, or be in the process of completing these requirements in a timely manner, or face exclusion from school attendance.  Immunization can be done by your private physician or the Stark County Health Department at any of their clinics.  You can reach the Health Department at 330-493-9904.  The Health Department is located on 3951 Convenience Circle, NW, Canton, 44718 at Belden Village.

      

    Students will not be permitted to take enrollment placement examinations or begin classes until a negative TB screening or a negative chest x-ray result is provided to the school nurse.

      Immunization Requirement Summary by Grade

    Kindergarten:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    1st Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    2nd Grade: 

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    3rd Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    4th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    5th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    6th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox


    7th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster

    One (1) MCV4 – Meningococcal


    8th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster

    One (1) MCV4 – Meningococcal


    9th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    Two (2) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster

    One (1) MCV4 – Meningococcal


    10th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    One (1) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster

    One (1) MCV4 – Meningococcal


    11th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    One (1) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster


    12th Grade:

    Four (4) DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Three (3) IPV – Polio:  last dose must be given after 4th birthday

    Two (2) MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella

    Three (3) HBV – Hepatitis B

    One (1) Varicella – Chickenpox

    One (1) Tdap – Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis adult booster

    Two (2) MCV4 – Meningococcal


    STUDENTS will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been provided to the school nurse or an exemption statement is on file at the school.

    updated 12/3/18

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