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Important Message to Parents with Children Entering 7th Grade
Immunization Requirements for
All Children Entering 7th Grade
In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-IMM), all children entering the 7th grade are required to have the following immunizations:
Booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine, if it has been 5 years or more since the last dose of diphtheria-tetanus containing vaccine.
Four (4) doses of Polio vaccine
Two (2) doses of MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
Two (2) doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine received or a statement signed by your child’s doctor stating that your child has a history of chickenpox disease.
One (1) dose of Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis) vaccine
All children entering 7th grade are required to be up-to-date on their immunizations as well as have a physical exam. This is the perfect opportunity to review your child’s immunizations with the doctor to ensure your child is protected from all vaccine-preventable diseases.
Important Reminder ABOUT FLU VACCINATION:
An annual Influenza (flu) vaccination is now recommended for all children 6 months-18 years of age to prevent the spread of flu to others in daycare, preschool and school settings as well as at home and in the community. Influenza vaccine is available from October through April each year. Don’t forget to ask your doctor about flu vaccine