Immunizations

A parent, guardian or person in loco parentis applying to have a child registered for the first time in a school in this state shall present to school officials, at the time of registration or not later than the first day of school, a certificate of immunization or statement of exemption under section 9215. A teacher or principal shall not permit a child to enter or attend school unless a certificate of immunization indicating that the minimum of one dose of an immunizing agent against each of the diseases specified by the department has been received and certified by a health professional or local health department. A parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis having a child registered with only these minimum doses of immunizing must within four months after the initial      attendance show that the immunizations have been completed as prescribed by the department.

Public Health Code

Beginning January 1, 2010, the following additional immunization requirements will be in effect (new Communicable Disease Rules passed by the MI legislature regarding school immunization requirements):

1. Required for all children entering kindergarten, all 6th grade students, and all children changing school districts:

Two doses of varicella (VAR) vaccine or history of chickenpox disease

2. Required for all children 11-18 years of age who are changing school districts or who are enrolled in 6th grade:

One dose of meningococcal (MCV4 or MPSV4) vaccine AND one dose of tetanus/diphtheria/acellular

Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (if 5 years have passed since last dose of tetanus/diphtheria vaccine (DTap, Td or DT)