Health Department advisory: Immunizations and vaccinations required before school starts

ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is encouraging parents to make sure their students get immunized before school starts.

Utah state law requires* proof of the following vaccinations:

  • Kindergarten: DTP, polio, MMR, Hepatitis A and B, chickenpox
  • Seventh grade: Tdap booster

For more information or to make an appointment, contact your nearest health department office.

Washington County Office
620 S 400 East, St. George
435-986-2540

Iron County Office
260 DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City
435-586-2437

Kane County Office
445 North Main St., Kanab
435-644-2537

Beaver County Office
325 E Center, Beaver
435-438-2482

Garfield County
609 North Main St., Panguitch
435-676-8800

The foregoing submitted by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department.

 

* Editorial note:  Rule R396-100, Immunization Rule for Students, sets forth the immunization requirements of Title 53A, Chapter 11, Part 3, as in effect July 1, 2012, in particularity.  It establishes minimum immunization requirements for attendance at a public, private, or parochial kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school through grade 12, nursery school, licensed day care center, child care facility, family home care, or Head Start program in this state. Provisions are also included for exemption, conditional enrollment and exclusion, as well as reporting requirements and penalties.

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2 Comments

  • Murat July 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I cannot confirm this, but the recent spate of vaccinations may include dormant nano-machines of unknown purpose.

  • Firefly July 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    @Murat…now I know what you did with that “sample” you got from the “nice garden” in Pinto. Hahaha…

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