July 7, 2003
HONOLULU – Young people need a shot in the arm to start
7th grade! By the FIRST DAY OF school, all 7th
grade students must show proof of the following vaccinations:
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- 1 or 2 Varicella (Chickenpox)
If these immunizations are not completed by the first day of class,
then the student must show documentation that an appointment is
scheduled to complete the required immunizations. Without either of
these documents, the student will not
be permitted to attend school.
The completed 7th grade
Immunization Record (yellow card) is required by State Law for entry
into school. To avoid having students excluded from the first day of
class, public health nurses, health aides, and registrars have notified
families whose children are not up-to-date. Students are encouraged to
turn in their yellow cards to their 7th grade school office
over the summer.
Families who do not have a doctor and/or are uninsured and wish to
locate an immunization clinic in their neighborhood, should call Aloha
United Way by simply dialing 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information about the 7th grade school
immunization requirements, visit the DOH website at www.vaxtoschool.com
or call the Department of Health at 586-8323. Neighbor islands may call
toll-free at 1-800-933-4832.
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For more information, contact:
Public Health Educator, Immunization Branch
Phone: (808) 586-8321
E-mail: Judy Strait-Jones@mail.health.state.hi.us