Flu Shots and Immunizations

2014 – 2015 School Year
Utah School Registration Immunization Requirements
Utah State Law requires that all students must submit a completed immunization record to the school BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.  THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR IN ALL UTAH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

A student must have proof of the following immunizations for school enrollment or submit one of the three exemptions listed below.

Preschool 
4 DTP/Dtap/DT
3 Polio (IPV)
1 MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)
3 Hepatitis B (HBV)
2 Hepatitis A (HAV)
1 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of disease OK, parent must sign pink immunization card
HIB – doses adequate for age
Prevnar (Pneumonia) – doses adequate for age, including one dose of Prevnar 13

K-6th Grades
5 DTP/Dtap/DT/Tdap – 4 doses ok if 4th given after 4th birthday, 3 doses ok if 3rd given after 7th birthday
4 Polio (IPV) – 4th must be given after 4th birthday, 3 doses ok if 3rd given after 4th birthday
2 MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)
3 Hepatitis B (HBV)
2 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of disease ok – parent must sign pink immunization card
2 Hepatitis A (HAV)

7th – 12th Grades
5 DTP/Dtap/DT/DTP – 4 doses ok if 4th given after 4th birthday, 3 doses ok if 3rd given after 7th birthday
1 Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) given after age 7
4 Polio (IPV) – 3 doses ok if 3rd given after 4th birthday
2 MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)
3 Hepatitis B (HBV)
2 Varicella (Chickenpox) – history of disease OK, parent must sign pink immunization card
If student is 13 years or older when receiving 1st dose, then 2 doses required)
2 Hepatitis A (HAV)

All Students
(1st dose MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis A must be given AFTER 1st birthday to be valid dose)

EXEMPTIONS
MEDICAL
Forms can be signed at a doctor’s office and attached to the pink immunization card.
RELIGIOUS
Completed waiver form from the local health department ($25 fee applies) must be signed and attached to the pink
immunization card.
PERSONAL
Completed waiver form from the local health department ($25 fee applies) must be attached to a parent-signed pink
immunization card.

Results of a completed TB test (PPD) given in the U.S. within 90 days or results of a chest x-ray taken within the last year must be presented before school attendance begins by all students who have moved in from a foreign country (except Canada) or who have been out of the country for 6 months or more.

A TB test given within the last five years is also required for all entering kindergarten who were born in a foreign country (except Canada). If BCG (a TB immunization) was given within the last year, the student must wait one year from the date of the BCG to receive a PPD, but they may attend school during that time period until the PPD can be given.

A child may be allowed to attend school “conditionally” if at least one dose of each required immunization series has been completed and the child is currently on schedule to finish the rest. The remaining immunizations must be completed on schedule for the child to remain in attendance.