Immunizations

Immunization Requirements

The State of Missouri sets the requirements for the immunizations that are required to enter school in all Missouri school districts.

Current immunizations are required by the State of Missouri in order for a student to be enrolled in school. Students may be asked to update their Tdap immunization. This immunization protects them from Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (whooping cough).

You may receive a letter from the school nurse informing you that it is time to update your students' immunizations. Failure to update required immunizations within the allotted time frame will result in your student being unable to attend class.

Uninsured students may receive immunizations through the Platte County Health Department, 1201 East Street in Parkville, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can be reached at (816) 587-5998.
  
A copy of current immunizations is required in order to receive immunizations from the health department, and students must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE, CAMPS or MILITARY SERVICE

All universities, military service, and many camps require a copy of current immunizations in order to enroll/participate. Current immunization records can be obtained through the school nurse by calling (816) 359-4124 or emailing the nurses at the email addresses provided above. Immunization records are part of the student’s transcript.

2015-2016 Missouri School Immunization Requirements

• All students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before attending school.
• The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices allows a 4-day grace period. Students in all grade levels may receive immunizations up to four days before the due date.
• For children beginning kindergarten during or after the 2003-04 school year, required immunizations should be administered according to the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Schedule, including all spacing, (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html).
• To remain in school, students "in progress" must have an Immunization In Progress form (Imm.P.14), which includes the appointment date for needed immunizations, on file and must receive immunizations as soon as they become due. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
In progress means that a child has begun the vaccine series and has an appointment for the next dose. This appointment must be kept and an updated record provided to the school. If the appointment is not kept, the child is no longer in progress and is noncompliant. (i.e., Hep B vaccine series was started but the child is not yet eligible to receive the next dose in the series.)
• Religious (Imm.P.11A) and Medical (Imm.P.12) exemptions are allowed. The appropriate exemption card must be on file. Unimmunized children are subject to exclusion from school when outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases occur.
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1. Last dose on or after the fourth birthday and the last dose of pediatric pertussis before the seventh birthday. Maximum needed: six doses.
2. 8-12 Grades: Tdap, which contains pertussis vaccine, is required. If a student received a Tdap, the student is up-to-date. Tdap is currently licensed for one dose only; an additional dose is not needed.
3. Kindergarten-5 Grade: Last dose must be administered on or after the fourth birthday. The interval between the next-to-last and last dose should be at least six months.
6-12 Grades: Last dose on or after the fourth birthday. If all four doses are administered appropriately and received prior to the fourth birthday, an additional dose is not needed. Any combination of four doses of IPV and OPV by four-six years of age constitutes a complete series. Maximum needed: four doses.
4. First dose must be given on or after twelve months of age.
5. First dose must be given on or after twelve months of age.
Kindergarten-5 Grade: As satisfactory evidence of disease, a licensed health care provider may sign and place on file with the school a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella (chickenpox) disease.
6-10 Grades: As satisfactory evidence of disease, a parent/guardian or MD or DO may sign and place on file with the school a written statement documenting the month and year of previous varicella (chickenpox) disease.
Vaccines Required for School Attendance