Mandatory Immunizations

Mandatory Immunizations

 

Immunization is mandatory for all students, K-12, who attend school. This is in accordance with the regulations of the state Department of Health and the laws of the state of Wyoming. Every child in the school district, including children entering school for the first time, must have a verified record of having received the required immunizations. Students not meeting this requirement will be enrolled only under the condition that appropriate immunizations are received within 30 days. BOCES and Institutional/Correctional schools: All children through the age of 18 must be up to date for age.

 

Required immunizations (K-6):

A vaccine administered up to four (4) days prior to the minimum age for that vaccine is considered compliant with that vaccine administration schedule.

Five (5) valid doses are required of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccines (DTaP). The final dose must be given after the fourth birthday.

Three (3) or four (4) valid doses are required of inactivated polio virus vaccine (IPV). The final dose must be given after the fourth birthday.Children who receive three (3) doses of IPV before the fourth (4th) birthday should receive a fourth (4th) dose before or at school entry. The fourth (4th) dose is not needed if the third (3rd) dose is given on or after the fourth (4th) birthday. If all four (4) doses are given after six (6) weeks of age and are all separated by at least four (4) weeks, a fifth (5th) dose is not needed, even if the fourth (4th) dose was administered before four (4) years of age

Two (2) valid doses are required of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine (MMR).

Three (3) valid doses are required of hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B). This multidose series must be started in a 30 day period and completed in a timely manner.

Two (2) valid doses are required of varicella (or history of disease).

 

Required immunizations (7-12):

A vaccine administered up to four (4) days prior to the minimum age for that vaccine is considered compliant with that vaccine administration schedule.

One (1) booster dose is required of diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis-containing vaccines (Tdap).

 

Parents should obtain the official record of immunizations as required by State Health Department from their physician or Public Health. If you have questions about immunizations you may contact the Carbon County Public Health Nurse, located in the Carbon Building 328-2607.

 

Medical exemptions from immunizations must be obtained from the patient’s primary physician. The religious exemption from will need to be signed by the County Health Officer and sent to the State Medical Officer for approval.

Enabling this option will replace all fonts with the Open Dyslexic font.
Enabling this option will show a high-contrast version of this site's theme.