Not surprisingly, all states allow medical exemptions to their immunization requirement
, under the belief that it makes no sense to force vaccines on children who are allergic to vaccines, have compromised immune systems, or would otherwise suffer more harm than good from receiving a vaccine.
The packet included a letter from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, a history and physical examination form, and the pre-enrollment immunization requirement
Progress toward implementation of a second-dose measles immunization requirement
for all schoolchildren in the United States.
The immunization requirement
is a state law that applies to all public and private schools, pre-schools, Head Start and certified child care facilities.
Without an immunization requirement
, these individuals would be at risk for developing varicella at an older age when it's a far more serious disease, she explained.
To prevent measles outbreaks and ensure high levels of immunity among young adults on college and university campuses, the American College Health Association has recommended that colleges and universities implement a Prematriculation Immunization Requirement
For any questions concerning immunization requirements
, call the Shelby County Health Department at 774-9555.
The final law applies only to the MMR vaccine, which means parents can still claim personal and philosophical exemptions for other school immunization requirements
Many states proposed legislation to tighten school immunization requirements
to improve immunization rates.
Since California Senate Bill 277 (SB277) went into effect in 2016, children entering school in California may no longer receive exemptions from immunization requirements
based on parental personal beliefs.
To ensure the start of a productive and positive year, not only must school clothes and supplies be purchased, state immunization requirements
for child care and school attendance must be completed as well.