Immunization Status: Records, Exemption or Conditional Exemption
Any child in Idaho may attend preschool through 12th grade, provided that upon admission the parent or guardian provides proof of immunization status. Proof of immunization status may include a medical record outlining the necessary and completed immunization requirements or an Exemption Form or a Conditional Admission Form (if applicable) verifying that the child has received or is in the process of receiving (Conditional Admission) immunizations as specified by the state board of Health & Welfare. Any student enrolling, transferring or returning after withdrawing must show verifiable documentation of immunization at entry or re-entry. Proof of immunization status is also required at 7th grade and 12th grade when additional boosters are required.
West Ada follows Section 39-4801, Idaho Code: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Rules, IDAPA 16, Title 02, Chapter 15 and Idaho State Law (39-401).
Please refer to this link or to your primary care physician for more information: https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/IdahoImmunizationProgram/SchoolandChildcare/SchoolRequirements/tabid/3785/Default.aspx
The specified immunizations for children born after September 1, 1999 and through September 1, 2005, must have a minimum of:The specified immunizations for children born after September 1, 2005, are:
- 5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
- 4 Polio
- 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Hepatitis A
- 2 Varicella (Chickenpox)
Additionally, the specified immunizations for children admitted 7th grade are:Additionally, the specified immunizations for children admitted 12th grade are:
- Second Meningococcal at 12th grade
Any minor child whose parent or guardian has submitted to school officials a certificate signed by a physician licensed by the state board of medicine stating that the physical conditions of the child is such that all or any of the required immunizations would endanger the life or health of the child shall be exempt from the above provisions. Any minor child whose parent or guardian has submitted a signed statement stating their objections on religious or other grounds shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
Students with exemptions may be excluded from school for an extended period in the event of an outbreak of a disease for which the student is not fully vaccinated.