Immunizations

Immunizations

The Idaho Immunization Law requires that children of grades pre-school through 12 shall provide proof of immunization or sign an exemption at the time of initial enrollment in an Idaho school. Parents or guardians should provide a copy of the student's immunizations to the school at the time of registration, before the student attends school.

Parents may choose to exempt their child from the state school immunization requirements for personal, medical or religious reasons.  If an exemption is submitted, and there is an outbreak of the disease for which the exemption is signed, the exempted student may be excluded from school for the period deemed necessary by public health officials.

Immunization Clinics/Resources: Central District Health Department provides all types of vaccines year-round to children ages 0-18.  Anyone needing to get their child caught up on immunizations can call 327-7450 to make an appointment.  More details are available on the CDHD website.  

Grades K - 6 Immunization Requirements
The following are minimal state requirements for immunization in Idaho at school entry age:

Minimum Immunization Requirements for School Entry
Preschool & K - 12

Immunization Requirement by Age

Doses of Vaccines Required

Children born on or before September 1, 1999 must have a minimum of:

(4) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
(1) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(3) Polio
(3) Hepatitis B

Children born after September 1, 1999 through September 1, 2005 must have a minimum of:

(5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
(2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(3) Polio
(3) Hepatitis B

Children born after September 1, 20051 must have a minimum of:

(5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
(2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
(4) Polio
(3) Hepatitis B
(2) Varicella (Chickenpox)
(2) Hepatitis A

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirement by Grade

Doses of Vaccines Required

Children admitted to 7th grade during or after the 2011-2012 school year must meet the following minimum immunization requirements in addition to school entry requirements:

(1) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
(1) Meningococcal


Grade 7 Immunization Requirements:
Children going into 7th grade must meet the following minimum immunization requirements in addition to school entry requirements:
  • (1) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • (1) Meningococcal
Please visit with your child's healthcare provider about these requirements. If your child is in need of immunizations contact your physician or Central District Health Department. The clinic cost is minimal and requires that parents or guardians accompany their children to the clinic. As immunizations are updated, please provide the school nurse with a current copy. For additional information and resources, please call the school nurse at your child's school.