Are immunizations required to register my child at QPS?

 

All students K through 12 must be fully immunized against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and such other communicable diseases as may be specified from time to time by the department of public health. Students entering grade 7 MUST have had a second MMR before entrance in the fall.

For your convenience, clinics will be held the preceding spring. All new entrants must present evidence of having had a second Mantoux TB Skin Test within the preceding year. Any student who fails to comply with these laws will be excluded from school. Public school students entering school for the first time, whether at kindergarten or through transfer from another school system, will be required to present a physician’s certificate attesting to immunization against diphtheria, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, tetanus, and measles.

The only exception to these requirements will be made on receipt of a written statement from a doctor that immunization would not be in the best interests of the child; or, the student’s parent of guardian stating that vaccination or immunization is contrary to the religious beliefs of the student or parent.

Questions? Please visit the Health Services page.

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