New school immunizations

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 in Capitol Connection, Featured
Parents should check the "Vax to School" site for the latest health requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.

Parents should check the “Vax to School” site for the latest health requirements for the 2020-2021 school year.

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, additional immunizations will be required for students entering preschool, kindergarten through grade 12 and colleges in Hawai‘i.

Seventh grade students must provide documentation for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine). Parents should note that the HPV vaccination requires two doses given six months apart so they will need to show that they have a doctor’s appointment to complete the immunization requirements.

The State of Hawai‘i continues to recognize exemptions to the immunization requirements for medical and religious reasons. For a list of school health requirements effective July 1, 2020, go to: www.vaxtoschoolhawaii.com/

Read more in the March Capitol Connection newsletter

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