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Immunizations
What are they?...

What are they?...

Immunizations, also known as vaccines or vaccinations, are required for every K-12 grade student before admissions into our school system.  Immunizations are a type of passive, artificial immunity that occurs when we are injected with a small inoculation of a dead virus that allows our body to build specific memory cells for the virus/ disease.  Immunizations were curated to protect your child from many known deadly diseases such as: Polio, Varicella and the Measles.  These vaccines were designed and implemented to help prevent the spread of different diseases and viruses throughout history and now.   
Required Immunizations:

Required Immunizations:

-Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
(4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 
 
-Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 
 
-Hepatitis B — 3 doses
(not required for 7th grade entry) 
 
-Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
(Both given on or after 1st birthday) 
 
-Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses 
 
 
informational video:
 
NOVA: Vaccines Calling the shots  

informational video:
 
NOVA: Vaccines Calling the shots  

 
 
For a better understanding of vaccines and vaccinations, feel free to take the time to watch this video presented by PBS.org. This video goes into details on how viruses can spread, in-addition to the history of vaccinations. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on immunizations and vaccines, visit the website https://www.shotsforschool.org/
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