February 23, 2004
HONOLULU - The Department of Health congratulates Kona Christian
Academy and Waiakea Intermediate Schools’ 6th graders
on their immunization achievement! They are two of the first groups of
Hawaii’s 6th graders to have completed their
vaccination requirements to enter 7th grade, and, in doing
so, have won themselves a Subway party. The Department of Health, in
partnership with Hawaiian Island Creations, Subway
Restaurants, and public and private schools statewide are rewarding
students who turn in their 7th Grade Student Immunization
Record (yellow card) before the end of the current school year.
As part of the Vax to School Project, all students receive surf
stickers from Hawaiian Island Creations for turning in their yellow
cards before the May 3rd deadline. In addition, classes like
the ones at these two schools that have 100% of their yellow cards
turned in, receive a party from Subway Restaurants.
Kona Christian Academy’s 6th grade homeroom class
party was held on January 21st. Waiakea Intermediate
School’s Subway Party will be held in March. The students hope
that this will set an example for 6th grades at other
schools to turn in their yellow cards early.
Hawaii law requires all students entering 7th grade to
have documentation of the following vaccinations:
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- 1 or 2 Varicella (Chickenpox)
Students must comply with these school immunization requirements or
show documentation that they are in the process of completing the
requirements before they will be allowed to attend seventh grade.
For more information visit www.vaxtoschool.com or call the
Hawaii Immunization Branch at 586-8323. Neighbor island calls are
toll-free at 1-800-933-4832.
For More Information
Public Health Educator, Immunization Branch
Phone: (808) 586-8321
Email: Judy Strait-Jones@mail.health.state.hi.us
Laura M. Lott
Department of Health
Phone: (808) 586-4418