For Idaho school (Adams)
4 Doses of DTP, DT or Td vaccine with the last dose on or after the fourth birthday.
3 Doses of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) of 4 doses of Inactivated (Injectable) Polio Vaccine (IPV) with the last dose on or after the fourth birthday.
1 Dose of Measles, Rubella & Mumps (MMR) given after one year of age.
3 Doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine for children born after November 22, 1991.
"Please keep your child's record current by notifying the school when new shots are received. If you are unable to have your child immunized for religious, medical or personal reasons, it is necessary that we have you sign an EXEMPT form at our school to be put in your child's file. Your family physician will also need to sign the form if exemption is for medical reasons."
Looks like you can be exempt no problem at some schools. If you go that route, then they don't need to see any records of immunization, just the exemption letter. Check to see what your child's school requires on the exemption letter.http://www.d321.k12.id.us/~Adams/handbook.htm
I think a quick call to the school would be best. Then you'll know for sure and can ask questions from there.
The main reason there are any follow up shots is because it does make sure immunity remains instead of wearing off, some shots work after only a few doses, while others need more. It just depends on the microbe (virus or bacteria or anti-toxin). I think anti-toxin vaccines wear off more than others (like tetanus shots) while others protect you for life (but to do that you need the whole series).
Which one is the kindergarten shot? He may not be immune from the disease for the shot at that time, but should be for the other ones he already got and is not get a booster for. If it's tetanus I wouldn't worry about it though.
From what I can tell you just have to worry about hepatitus B and MMR if you get those done.
Immunity is not completely worn off, but I'm pretty sure for some kids they aren't as protected if they don't have the whole series. If you had the polio ones done, then the child should be protected from paralytic polio for the rest of their lives. I still have to look that up to make sure.
The non live vaccines will not and cannot be passed on to others because the kids won't 'shed' any viruses (none are being made by the body). The body just builds up immunity, and you can't catch immunity from each other. So not much of anything can be brought home to the baby except chicken pox, flu, or whatever else kids get at that age normally.
I'm sure there will be lots of others posting info for you.
I found this on the internet.
For San Diego:
Number of shots that need to be documented on a shot record for the student to enter Kindergarten. ( I don't think all of them are required, like the chicken pox one. Hib is not required for sure.
Polio(OPV/IPV) There should be four(4) dates and stamps.
DTP/DTaP There should be five(5a) dates and stamps.
MMR There should be two (2c) dates and stamps.
Hepatitis B There should be three (3) dates and stamps.
Hib Do not confuse this one with Hepatitis B, these are different vaccines for different purposes. This is not required for Kindergarten entry.
Varicella Chickenpox There should be one date and stamp or verification of the disease
This number includes kindergarten boosters. If your child is 4-6 years old, entry requirements are met with only 3 polio and 4 DPTs if at least one polio and one DTP dose were after your child's fourth birthday.
One dose on or after the first birthday is required for grades 1-12. A second dose of measles-containing vaccine will be required for students entering 7th grade effective July 1, 1999. Mumps immunization is not required for students age 7 and older.
Here is the link so you can check what areas that is forhttp://www2.sandi.net/health/parents/kindergarten.htm
Is Apache Junction in Idaho?
|APACHE JUNCTION- If your children are entering Kindergarten, first, second, third, seventh or eighth grade in the fall of 2001, parents will need to make sure they have received three Hepatitis B shots and a second Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) shot in order to attend school. Since three Hepatitis B shots are necessary and the course of shots takes four to six months to complete, parents are urged to get the first Hepatitis B shot as soon as possible.
3 Hep B and