Immunization

Maine State Law / School Immunization Requirements


The school health record must include the following information:

  • The child's name and date of birth

  • 5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)4 DTaP if 4th is given on or after 4th birthday)

  • 4 Polio (if 4th dose given before the 4th birthday, an additional age appropriate IPV should be given on or after the 4th birthday)

  • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

  • 1 Varicella (chickenpox) or reliable history of disease from provider

    • Required for 7th grade entry:

  • 1 Tdap (booster vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

  • 1 Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)

  • Exemptions may be granted for philosophical, religious, or medical reasons.  The law regarding exemptions was recently changed, however, this does not go into effect until 2021.  More information regarding this change will be made available in the future. 

  • Maine Center for Disease Control, Maine Department of Health & Human Services (207) 287-3746 or (800)867-4775 https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/

If you have any questions please contact the School Nurse, Gretchen Kuhn  (207) 236-7805 x 2144.     gretchen.kuhn@fivetowns.net



Immunization Information for ALL incoming 7th Grade Students 

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements. This change further aligns Maine's immunization rules with current national recommendations to better protect the health of all Maine people. 

All students entering, advancing and transferring into seventh grade will need to receive one dose of Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and one dose of Meningococcal vaccine before attendance is allowed.  The link to the rule (Chapter 126/261) can be found here:  http://www.maine.gov/doe/rule/changes/ . The link to DHHS Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention "Frequently Asked Questions" for Meningococcal Vaccine may be found here:  Download NEW MCV4 School Immunization Requirement FAQ_updated.pdf

Please make an appointment with your child's healthcare provider to receive these vaccines before the start of 7th Grade.  Immunization records can be faxed directly to the school (fax # 236-7815) or delivered to the nurse office or main office.  

If your child does not have a record of these vaccines or an immunization exemption form on file, it may delay his or her start of 7th grade. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.  

Immunization Exemption

If your child does not have the state required immunizations, you must complete an immunization exemption form every year.

Download EXEMPTION FORM PDF  

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