• Immunization Requirements for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Immunizations are an important part of our children’s health care, and South Carolina state law requires that children going to school be vaccinated to prevent vaccine-preventable disease, unless they are exempt. All students are required by South Carolina law to provide documentation that includes month, day, and year the vaccine was administered. Doses documented on the immunization certificate must be VALID doses according to accepted practice standards for the minimum age(s) and intervals. If the child is exempt, the parent must provide valid proof of exemption.

    Please send proof of immunization to the school nurse where your child will be attending school.
    Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:

    • An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider.
    • Immunization registry report from your health care provider or health department.
    • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases.

    **For varicella (chickenpox), documentation from your health care provider which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.


    Your help in providing updated immunization records at school registration and any time that your child receives additional vaccine(s) is greatly appreciated. If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact the school nurse. 

    Schedule of Required Immunizations for School Admittance

    Immunization Requirements for Pre-Kindergarten

    Requirements for a valid S.C. Certificate of Immunization for the 2018-2019 school year for grades five-year old kindergarten through twelve (5K-12) are:


    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Diptheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis
    Grades 5K - 12: Four (4) does of any combination of DTP, DT, DTaP, Td, or Tdap vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday.

    Tdap Booster

    Grades 7 - 12: One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine received on or after the seventh birthday. 

    If necessary, this dose of Tdap may be included as one of the doses needed to meet the requirements for Diptheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis as noted above. 

    Polio
    Grade 5K - 6: Three (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday.

    Grades 7 - 12: Three (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday or four (4) doses of IPV before fourth birthday and separated by at least 4 weeks.

    Rubeola (Measles)
    Grades 5K - 12: Two (2) doses of Rubeola (Measles) vaccine with both doses received on or after the first birthday and separated by at least one month.

    Rubella (German Measles)
    Grades 5K - 12: One (1) dose of Rubella (German Measles) vaccine received on or after the first birthday.

    Mumps
    Grades 5K - 12: One (1) dose of Mumps vaccine received on or after the first birthday.

    Hepatitis B
    Grades 5K - 12: Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine with the third dose received greater than or equal to 24 weeks of age and at least 16 weeks after the first dose. 

    Varicella
    Grades 5k - 4: Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine with both doses received on or after first birthday and separated by at least 4 weeks or a positive history of disease.

    Grades 5 - 12: One (1) dose of Varicella vaccine received on or after first birthday or a positive history of disease.