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Student Health, Vaccine Requirements

June 7, 2013

Please note: This article was originally published on 6/7/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

CMCSS requires that students provide evidence of a current complete medical examination within one calendar year if they are new to the system.

According to the TN Department of Education, no child can be permitted to attend any public school until proof of required immunizations are presented. A medical provider may issue a Temporary Certificate for a child who has not received all required vaccines but is in the process of completing required immunizations.

Students transferring to CMCSS, whether from in-state or out-of-state, will have 30 days from the date of enrollment to obtain required immunization and physical records and present them to the school. If proof is not provided within 30 days, the student will not be able to remain in school.

Students entering 7th grade are reminded that the Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis booster is required. It is not required if given less than five years before 7th grade.

Also, two doses of varicella is required for all students entering Kindergarten or the 7th grade and new entrants into a TN school in any other grade.

The cutoff date for all 7th graders to provide proof of both the TDap booster and varicella vaccines is Monday, September 9, 2013. The student will not be able to remain in school if proof is not provided by this date.

At times, vaccines might have critical minimum age requirements or minimum dose intervals. Schools will honor Temporary Certificates of immunizations issued by medical providers for children who have not received all required vaccines, but is in the process of completing required immunizations. The Temporary Certificate must have an expiration date that is one month after the date the next required immunization is due.