Immunizations

Immunization Requirements:

Maine School Immunization Laws require that all students produce an acceptable record/certificate of immunization or written evidence of medical, religious, philosophical or personal exemption to immunization, updated annually. (To download the Immunization Exemption Form, click here: Immunization Exemption Form.) The immunization dosage requirements are as follows:
  • 5 Doses of any DPT (diptheria, tetanus, pertusis) containing vaccine, or 4 if the fourth dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • 4 Doses of OPV, IPV (Polio), or 3 if the third dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • 2 Doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), #1 after 1 year of age, #2 at least one month after #1.
  • 1 Dose of Varicella (chickenpox)(required K-11 for 2006-07 and K-12 for 2007-08) for those under age 13, 2 doses given 4-8 weeks apart for age 13+, or documentation by a health care provider that the student has had the disease, or has an immune blood test.

Contact your health care provider or school nurse for more information.
(For additional information about vaccines and vaccine safety contact the Immune Action Coalition at: http://www.immunize.org)
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