• Immunizations

     

    Records 

    Arizona State law ARS 15-871-874 requires that a complete, up-to-date immunization record be furnished by the parent prior to enrolling a child in school. Verification for all immunizations must include the child’s name, birth date, type of vaccine, date of vaccine, and name of the healthcare provider/agency administering the vaccine. Records must be signed or stamped by the healthcare provider/agency providing the immunizations.   A previous school record is also acceptable (does not include preschools). The record must be provided before school starts as children will be excluded from school without proof of immunizations. Please inform the health office staff at your child’s school of any immunizations received during the year so the immunization records can be kept up-to-date.
     
     

    Requirements  

    The immunization requirements for a child entering a Kyrene school (including preschool) contingent on age are:

    • Diptheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT, DTaP, Tdap)
    • Polio
    • MMR #1 and MMR #2
    • Haemophilus Influenzae B (HIB)
    • Hepatitis A series (for Preschool)
    • Hepatitis B series
    • Varicella (chickenpox)
    • MenACWY or MCV4 (Meningococcal) 
    Arizona school immunization requirements can be found on the AZDHS and MCDPH website.

    Exemptions

    Arizona State Law (A.R.S. §15-873) allows exemptions from immunization requirements for the following:
    • Medical reasons - permanent or temporary
    • Personal beliefs (kindergarten - 12th grade only)
    • Documentation of adequate immunity

    Although the law allows exemptions, if an outbreak of any of the diseases covered by required immunizations occurs, the Maricopa County Health Department may require that children who are not immunized be excluded from school for the duration of the outbreak.
     
Last Modified on June 17, 2022