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State Department of Education and Department of Public Health Revise Regulations Concerning Immunization Requirements for School Entry

March 31, 2011

Authors: Julie C. Fay, Anne H. Littlefield, Gwen J. Zittoun

The Connecticut State Department of Education (“SDE”) and Department of Public Health recently revised the Regulations regarding immunization requirements for school entry.  Effective August 1, 2011, students must comply with several new immunization requirements prior to school entry in prekindergarten, kindergarten and seventh grade.

 

Among the regulatory changes are requirements that all students entering prekindergarten and kindergarten receive adequate vaccination for hepatitis A and pneumococcal diseases; students entering kindergarten and seventh grade show proof of receipt of a second dose of varicella vaccine; and students in kindergarten through twelfth grade show proof of receipt of a second dose of rubella and mumps vaccine.  Further, all students attending public school prekindergarten programs must now receive the influenza vaccine during the flu season they attend such programs, and all students entering seventh grade must show proof of having received the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) booster vaccine and meningococcal vaccine.

 

Click here to access the SDE memorandum issued to school superintendents, medical advisors and nurse supervisors, which summarizes the new regulatory requirements.  To download a printable pdf of this alert, please click here.

 

Questions or Assistance?
If you have any additional questions, please contact Gwen Zittoun at gzittoun@goodwin.com or 860-251-5523; Julie Fay at jfay@goowin.com or 860-251-5009; or Anne Littlefield at alittlefield@goodwin.com or (860) 251-5715.

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