Immunizations and Physicals for School Age Students

The Stratford Health Department is hosting a series of immunization clinics and physicals for Stratford’s youth starting in mid-August by appointment only at the Birdseye Municipal Complex.

Our passionate Public Health Nurses are gearing up for “Back to school Physicals and Immunizations” Call 203-385-4090 to book your appointment.

The Stratford Health Department is hosting a series of immunization clinics and physicals for Stratford’s youth starting in mid-August by appointment only at the Birdseye Municipal Complex.

State Of Connecticut  Department Of Public Health

Immunization Requirements For Enrolled Students In Connecticut Schools  2021-2022 School Year

Preschool

Hep B:          3 doses, last one on or after 24 weeks of age

DTaP:           4 doses (by 18 months for programs with children 18 months of age)

Polio:  3 doses (by 18 months for programs with children 18 months of age)

MMR: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday Varicella: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday or verification of disease

Hepatitis A:   2 doses given six calendar months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Hib:      1 dose on or after 1st birthday

Pneumococcal: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday

Influenza:      1 dose administered each year between August 1st-December 31st

(2 doses separated by at least 28 days required for those receiving flu for the first time)

Kindergarten

Hep B:         3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age

DTaP: At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday Polio:  At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Varicella:       2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after 1st birthday;

or verification of disease. 28 days between doses is acceptable if the doses have already been administered.

Hepatitis A:   2 doses given six calendar months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Hib:      1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old Pneumococcal: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old

 Grades 1-6

Hep B:         3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age

DTaP/Td:      At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need a total of 3 doses.

Polio:  At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Varicella:       2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after 1st birthday;

or verification of disease. 28 days between doses is acceptable if the doses have already been administered.

Hepatitis A:   2 doses given six calendar months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday

Grades 7-9

Hep B:          3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age

Tdap/Td:       1 dose for students who have completed their primary DTaP series. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need 3 doses of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine, one of which must be Tdap

Polio:  At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Varicella:       2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after 1st birthday; or verification of disease. 28 days between doses is acceptable if the doses have already been administered.

Hepatitis A:   2 doses given six calendar months apart, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Meningococcal: 1 dose

Revised 1/21//2021

Grades 10-12

Hep B:          3 doses, last dose on or after 24 weeks of age

Tdap/Td:       1 dose for students who have completed their primary DTaP series. Students who start the series at age 7 or older only need 3 doses of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine, one of which must be Tdap

Polio:  At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after 4th birthday MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday Varicella:       2 doses separated by at least 3 months-1st dose on or after 1st birthday;  or verification of disease. 28 days between doses is acceptable if the doses have already been administered.

Meningococcal: 1 dose

  • DTaP vaccine is not administered on or after the 7th birthday.
  • Tdap can be given in lieu of Td vaccine for children 7 years and older unless contraindicated.
  • Hib is required for all Pre-K and K students less than 5 years of age.
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate is required for all Pre-K and K students less than 5 years of age.
  • Hep A requirement for school year 2021-2022 applies to all Pre-K through 9th graders born 1/1/07 or later.
  • Hep B requirement for school year 2021-2022 applies to all students in grades K-12.

Spacing intervals for a valid Hep B series: at least 4 weeks between doses 1 and 2; 8 weeks between doses 2 and 3; at least 16 weeks between doses 1 and 3; dose 3 must be administered at 24 weeks of age or later.

  • Second MMR for school year 2021-2022 applies to all students in grades K-12.
  • Meningococcal Conjugate requirement for school year 2021-22 applies to all students in grades 7-12
  • Tdap requirement for school year 2021-2022 applies to all students in grades 7-12
  • If two live virus vaccines (MMR, Varicella, MMRV, Intra-nasal Influenza) are not administered on the same day, they must be separated by at least 28 days (there is no 4 day grace period for live virus vaccines). If they are not separated by at least 28 days, the vaccine administered second must be repeated.
  • Lab confirmation of immunity is only acceptable for Hep A, Hep B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella.
  • Verification Of Varicella Disease: Confirmation in writing by a MD, PA, or APRN that the child has a previous history of disease, based on family or medical history.

For the full legal requirements for school entry visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Immunizations/Immunization–Laws-and-Regulations

If you are unsure if a child is in compliance, please call the Immunization Program at (860) 509-7929.

New Entrant Definition:

*New entrants are any students who are new to the school district, including all preschoolers and all students coming in from Connecticut private, parochial and charter schools located in the same or another community. All pre-schoolers, as well as all students entering kindergarten, including those repeating kindergarten, and those moving from any public or private pre-school program, even in the same school district, are considered new entrants. The one exception is students returning from private approved special education placements–they are not considered new entrants.

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