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Tennessee Department of Health immunization requirements for students

Who's affected:

New students to KCS

Kindergarten

7th Graders

Anyone who is not current on immunizations
The Tennessee Department of Health immunizations and Immunization Certificate are required for entry into school. The form is available from your medical provider or local health department beginning.

All vaccinations must be up-to-date and documented on the form prior to enrolling in Pre-school, Kindergarten, Seventh grade or as a new student to the Knox County School System.

Students without the required immunization and correct certificate may not attend school.
This includes grades Kindergarten, seventh and new students to KCS. Parents should contact the Knox County Health Department at (865) 215-5150 or their primary care physcian for the form.

Here are the required immunizations:

Pre-School requirements:

·       DTaP or DT

·       Hepatitis B (HBV)

·       Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV)

·       H.influenzae (HiB) :  age younger than 5 years only

·       Varicella (Chickenpox)

·       Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)

·       Pnuemococcal (PCV):  age younger than 5 years only

·       Hepatitis A

 

Kindergarten requirements:

·       DTaP or DT

·       Polio (IPV or OPV): (final dose on or after the 4th birthday)

·       Measles, Mumps, Rubella (2 doses of each, usually given together as MMR)

·       Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease

·       Hepatitis B (HBV)

·       Hepatitis A (2 doses):  effective July 1, 2011

 

Seventh grade requirements:

·       Tetanus-diptheria-pertusis booster (Tdap)

·       Verification of immunity to varicella  (2 doses or history of disease)

 

New student requirement:

·       DTaP or DT

·       Hepatitis B (HBV)

·       Polio (IPV or OPV): final dose on or after the 4th birthday

·       Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

·       Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease

 


For additional information, please contact the Knox County Health Department at (865) 215-5150 or Knox County Schools Health Services at (865) 594-3643.

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