Immunization Requirements

IMMUNIZATIONS OF STUDENTS
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to insure that we conform to state statutes and rules which will
govern the policy and practice of Sanborn Regional School District with regard to immunization of
students.
Statement of Policy
In an effort to protect the students from communicable disease and in accordance with RSA 141-C, all
children shall be immunized prior to school entrance according to the current recommendations of the
State Public Health Agency, as described in JLCB E-1.
1. A student shall be exempted from the above immunization requirements if he/she presents written
documentation in accordance with RSA 141-C:20-c from his/her physician that immunization
will be detrimental to his/her health. A child will be excused from immunization for religious
reasons, upon the signing of a notarized form by the parent or guardian stating that the child has
not been immunized because of religious beliefs.
2. In the event of an outbreak, students who have been exempted from immunization requirements
will be excluded from school for a period of time, to be established after consultation with the NH
Dept. of Health & Human Services, if such students are considered to be at risk for the disease
that they have not been immunized against.
3. Any child being admitted to the Sanborn Regional School District must present proof of meeting
immunization requirements. Failure to comply with this provision may result in exclusion from
school for the child. The school nurse, principal or designee is responsible for documenting that
all students have been immunized prior to school entrance in accordance with RSA 141-C:20-a
Conditional enrollment may be granted to those students who provide documentation of minimal
acceptable immunizations, with an appointment scheduled to complete the required doses, as
outlined in the state requirements (see attached JLCB E-1).
4. Immunization requirements are based on the current New Hampshire guidelines, which are
distributed yearly by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Principals
will notify parents/guardians of this requirement at the earliest possible date, so that the necessary
plans can be made with the family physician or other medical resources to accomplish this
standard prior to a child being admitted to school.
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State of NH immunization requirements table

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Regarding Flu Season and Immunization:

The most recent guidelines released by the NH Department of Health and Human Services encourages all NH residents over the age of 6 months to get a seasonal flu vaccinations, especially those adults and children at high risk with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. There is no shortage of vaccine this year, and vaccine clinics are available at your health care physician’s office, or in the community at many area pharmacies. Here are some places on the web to visit for more information on flu facts, prevention when traveling, and vaccine information: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/influenza/index.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Please send a doctor’s note to the school nurse with the date of your child’s flu immunization, so that this may be added to your child’s school health record.

Click below to view these short informational videos about Influenza:

“How to know if you have the Flu: Flu symptoms” -- From the Centers for Disease Control

Flu attack! How a virus invades your body.”

The Story of the Sleeve.A video made by students from Johns Hopkins University Health
Communications class to demonstrate hygienic coughing to prevent disease spread
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The mission of the Sanborn Regional School District Health Services Program is to enable and support life-long learning which encourages all learners to achieve consistently, to master skills, to acquire knowledge, and develop the ability to make informed choices which will positively affect their health and well-being