Exemption to School Immunizations
Starting in 2016, SB 277 went into effect, and personal belief exemptions are no longer an option. This bill removed exemptions for immunizations except for medical reasons verified through CAIR-ME, which is required through your doctor.
Tdap booster Shots (Pertussis/Whooping Cough)
Tdap is a booster vaccine for older children, adolescents, and adults. It safely protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (also called pertussis) All students entering 7th grade are required to obtain a Tdap booster shot before starting school. This may be obtained after age 10 and records provided to the school.