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Policy: JGCB

In accordance with New Hampshire laws and regulations, the school district shall require that every parent or guardian of a child to be admitted or enrolled in school provide to the school prior to the child's admittance, documentary proof of acceptable immunization of the child.

Conditional Enrollment: A child may be admitted under "Conditional Enrollment" with documentation of at least one dose of each required vaccine. The parent or guardian shall also provide an appointment date for the next required dose of the vaccine(s) from a health care provider. This appointment date shall serve as the exclusion date if the child is not vaccinated on the appointment date. This process shall continue until acceptable immunization status is attained.

Exemptions: A child shall be exempt from immunization if:

1. a physician licensed under RSA 329 certifies that immunization against a particular disease may be detrimental to the child's health. The exemption shall exist only for the length of time, in the opinion of the physician, such immunization would be detrimental to the child. An exemption from one immunization for one disease shall not affect other required immunizations.
2. a parent or legal guardian objects to the immunization because of religious beliefs. The parent or legal guardian shall sign a notarized form stating that the child has not been immunized because of religious beliefs.

Exclusion During Outbreak of Disease: During an outbreak of a communicable disease for which immunization is required, children exempted under this policy shall not attend the school threatened by the communicable disease until such threat is over.

ADOPTED: 8 December 1994

REVISED: 22 August 2002

Statutory Reference:
RSA Chapter 141-c, a-e (revised 1/88)
NH Administrative Rules (He-P 301 Communicable Diseases; 301.12 Conditional Enrollment), October 1990