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Requirements

All Idaho schools must abide by Idaho Code, 39-4801. This code requires all students enrolled and enrolling in Idaho Schools to have verifiable documentation of immunizations prior to school entrance. This documentation must show date and type of each dose administered. This must be stamped by a physician or health department. Parental recall of dates and types of immunizations received are not acceptable. Exeptions as provided in Idaho Code 39-4802.

New for 2020-21

Twelfth Grade Immunization Requirements

Effective at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, and each year thereafter, in addition to the required immunizations listed above, students must meet the following minimum immunization requirements prior to admission into the twelfth (12th) grade:

a. Students who received their first dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine before the age of sixteen (16) must have two (2) doses of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.

b. Students who received their first dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine at sixteen (16) years of age and older, or those who have never received a dose, must have one (1) dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine.

Intended Immunizations

If your student is in the process of receiving, or has been scheduled to receive, the required immunizations, the following form must be returned to the school at the time of first admission and before attendance.

If a student is admitted to school and fails to continue the schedule of intended immunizations, that student will be excluded from school until documentation is presented setting forth the administration of the required immunization(s).

 Schedule of Intended Immunizations Form - English
 Schedule of Intended Immunizations Form - Spanish

Exemption

A student who supplies documentation to the district of one (1) or more of the following conditions is not required to undergo the required relevant immunizations:

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  • Laboratory proof of immunity to any of the eight (8) childhood diseases set forth above;
  • A signed statement of a licensed physician stating that the student has had Measles or Mumps disease diagnosed by the physician upon personal examination;
  • A signed statement of a licensed physician that the student’s life or health would be endangered if any or all of the required immunizations are administered; or
  • A signed Idaho Exemption Form
 Idaho Immunization Exemption Form - English
 Idaho Immunization Exemption Form - Spanish

Exclusion from school

This district will exclude from school students who are diagnosed or suspected of having a contagious or infectious disease and students who have been exposed to contagious or infectious diseases for which they have not been immunized. This district will also close school on order of the state board of health or the local health authorities. Please review Kuna School District's Immunization Requirements Policy for further information.

 

Invalid Vaccinations

Immunization is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from potentially harmful diseases that can cause serious illness, hospitalization, and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a Recommended Immunization Schedule that explains which vaccinations are recommended for every age group, how many doses of the vaccine are necessary to protect a person from each disease, and how to space out the doses. When doses are given too close together, the body may not have enough time to develop immunity, and the vaccine's effectiveness cannot be assured. If your child has received a vaccine that is considered invalid, please take the following form to your doctor.

PDF Document Notification of Invalid Vaccination
PDF Document Notification of Invalid Vaccination - Spanish