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Immunizations for Fall 2020
Immunizations for Fall 2020
Autumn Belajonas
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dear St. George Parents/Guardians,

During the current COVID-19 situation, the U.S. CDC and Maine Immunization Program are recommending that children continue to receive their routine vaccinations. To prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable disease, it is important now more than ever to keep our immunization rates high. Please note the following important immunization requirements:

All students entering kindergarten are required to provide documentation of the following by September 8, 2020.

  • 5 DTaP (4 DTaP if 4th is given on or after 4th birthday)

  • 4 Polio (if 4th dose given before the 4th birthday, an additional age appropriate IPV should be given on or after the 4th birthday)

  • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

  • 1 Varicella (chickenpox) or reliable history of disease.

All students entering grade 7 are required to provide documentation of the following immunization by September 8, 2020.

  • One dose Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4)

  • One dose Tdap (Tetanus booster)

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in September 2021, only Medical Exemptions will be allowed per the amended Maine Immunization Law LD 798. Documentation must be provided by a licensed health care provider (doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant). Please contact your child’s health care provider to discuss this further. There is plenty of time to get your child fully vaccinated prior to the required date.

Immunization records can be faxed to school at 207-372-6900. Please feel free to contact Nurse Autumn at a.belajonas@stgeorgemsu.org for any questions.