Changes in School Immunization Requirements: Effective October 1st, 2015
Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
June 9, 2015
Dear DeSmet Families,
Please see below for new revised school immunization requirements.
Thank you and have a beautiful and safe summer!
Be well and healthy,
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade required to have two doses of varicella vaccine
Doses for students under the age of 13 must be separated by 3 months
Doses for students over the age of 13 must be separated by 4 weeks
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis required for students prior to attending 7th grade. Students currently in grades 8th -12th who have not received their Tdap will require a single dose.
Required for all students 7th grade and above
**Quoted directly from Department of Public Health and Human Services Immunization Program:
Changes in School Immunization Requirements: Effective October 1st, 2015 document (May 2015).
It is highly recommended to update and complete all required vaccinations prior to the first day of school.
If you have any questions please contact:
DeSmet Public School
Phone (406) 549-4994