Health Entrance Requirements

PRE-ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING STUDENTS
  1. Physical Examinations are required before entry into Pre-school, Kindergarten, prior to school enrollment (if a new student coming from outside the state of CT) and in Grades 6 and 9. (A physical exam done within one year is acceptable).
  2. State and local laws require the following immunizations to be completed before entry into school:
  • POLIO VACCINATION - Physician's verification of three (3) doses by entrance into school: the last dose received on or after the fourth birthday.
  • DIPHTHERIA/TETANUS/PERTUSSIS IMMUNIZATION - Physician's verification of four (4) doses before entrance into school: the last dose received on or after the fourth birthday. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need a total of 3 doses. ( DTaP is not given on or after 7th birthday.)
  • Tdap/Td- Physician's verification of immunization on entry into Grade 7. One dose for students who have completed their primary DTaP series. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need a total of 3 doses of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine, one of which must be Tdap.)
  • MEASLES /MUMPS/RUBELLA VACCINATION - Physician's verification of immunization on or after twelve (12) months of age. A second vaccination before entering Kindergarten and the 7th grade. (2 doses separated by a least 28 days - this applies to all students Grades K-12)
  • HIB (HEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B) - Physician's verification of immunization on entry into Preschool or Kindergarten - exempt if passed his/her 5th birthday. One dose on or after 1st birthday.
  • HEPATITIS B (HBV/HepB) - Physician's verification of 3 doses with last dose given on or after 24 weeks on age. Spacing intervals for a valid HepB series are at least 4 weeks between dose #1 and dose #2; 8 weeks between dose #2 and dose #3; at least 16 weeks between dose #1 and dose #3; dose #3 should not be given before 24 weeks of age. This applies to all students K-12.
  • VARICELLA - Physician's verification of one dose on or after the 1st birthday or verification of disease. Before entry into Kindergarten and Grade 7 - 2 doses separated by at least 3 months with the 1st dose after the 1st birthday. For unvaccinated students 13 years of age and older, 2 doses given at least 4 weeks apart.
  • INFLUENZA - Physician's verification for Preschool students - 1 dose administered each year between August 1st-December 31st. (2 doses separated by at least 28 days required for those receiving flu for the first time
  • HEPATITIS A - Physician's verification for Preschool students - 2 doses given six months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday. (Required for all Pre-K students born on or after 1/1/07. The vaccine will be required for all Kindergarten students born on or after 1/1/07 in the 20012-2013 school year.)
  • MENINGOCOCCAL - Physician's verification of 1 dose for students entering Grade 7 in 2011.
  • PNEUMOCOCCAL - Physician's verification for Preschool and Kindergarten students - 1 dose on or after the 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old.
  • NOTE: Laboratory confirmation of immunity is only acceptable for Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A, and Varicella. Verification of Varicella Disease needs to be confirmed in writing by a MD, PA, or APRN that the child has a previous history of the disease, based on family or medical history.
  • EXEMPTIONS -1. Religious (proper forms are required) and 2. Medical (certification from a physician stating that the immunization is contraindicated)
3.  Tuberculin testing - This applies to foreign and foreign-born students (new entrants and Kindergarten students) entering from a high risk country*. Physician's verification of a tuberculin test (Mantoux) given in the USA, including the date given and the results of the test.
  • High Risk Country (As identified by the Center for Disease Control) - Central and South America, Philippines, Asia, India, Haiti, Russia, Africa and Dominican Republic.
  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE with the State Immunization and Local Laws lie with the PARENTS. The immunization record MUST be one that provides the necessary information about the type, date, and dosage and is to be signed by a physician. A health record from the previous school will also be accepted.

Revised March 2011