June 29, 2004
HONOLULU— The State Department of Health, Subway Restaurants,
Frito-Lay Hawai`i and Pepsi Bottling Group recently rewarded over 2,000
children who responded promptly with up-to-date shot records through
the Vax To School project. This program encourages students to complete
their 7th grade immunization requirements before ending the 6th grade
Classes in which 100 percent of students have up-to-date
immunization records were rewarded with sandwiches, chips and drinks.
Although twice as many schools were rewarded this year as compared to
2003, many students are still missing required documentation.
Students must comply with immunization requirements or show
documentation that they are in the process of completing the
requirements before attending school on the first day. Under Hawai`i
law, 7th graders must have the following vaccinations:
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
- 1 or 2 Varicella (Chickenpox)
For more information, visit www.vaxtoschool.com or contact the
Hawai`i Immunization Branch at 586-8323. Calls from the neighbor
islands are toll-free at 1-800-933-4832.
For more information, contact:
Laura M. Lott
Department of Health
Phone: (808) 586-4418