Health Office December News

Mandatory Immunization Requirements for Incoming Elementary Students Dear Parents and Guardians, We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to continue advancing student success and wellbeing. As part of the new student registration process, there is some important information and documentation that we will need before you student starts school. In order for your kindergartener to be admitted on the first day of school, they MUST have one of the following immunization documents on record:  Written proof of immunization from your health care provider  Signed non-medical exemption from CDPHE  Medical exemption from CDPHE signed by your physician  Proof of immunization submitted within 14 days of notification  A signed, written plan demonstrating that the required immunizations for the student will be obtained within the required time frame 2019-2020 Colorado law requires children in school to have an immunization record on file and to have the required immunizations. If your child cannot receive immunizations because of medical, religious or personal reasons, please go to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Immunization Exemption website at http://www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption for instructions on exemption requirements for school. Forms are also available at all St. Vrain schools. Following are the required immunizations for entering elementary school students:  5 – DTaP (4th or 5th dose must be given after 4th birthday)  4 – OPV (3rd or 4th dose must be given after 4th birthday)  2 – MMR (1st dose must be given after 1st birthday)  3 – HEPATITIS B (last one must be given after 6 months of age)  2 – VARICELLA (1st dose must be given after 1st birthday) Chicken pox or written verification from your doctor if your child has had the disease Students new to St. Vrain Valley Schools must present an immunization record at the time of registration to the school. They will not be able to start classes until an immunization record has been presented to the school. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your school or the district Health Services Office at 303-772-7700.