Immunization RequirementsAny student attending Platte County R-III must be in compliance with the Missouri state laws regarding immunizations. Students not in compliance with the law will not be permitted to enroll or attend school. A student is considered in compliance with the law if:
- All immunizations are complete and the dates are provided to the school.
- The immunization process has started and is progressing according to the schedule recommended by the Missouri Department of Health.
- An exemption from immunization has been arranged according to provisions of the law.
Parents are responsible for providing dates (day, month, and year) of all immunizations previously received when a student is enrolled. Exclusion from school, as required by the law, will occur if the student is not adequately immunized, or properly exempted.
Immunization requirements for students enrolled in Great Beginnings Pre-School or Early Childhood Program have different requirements than older children. Proof of immunization is required for attendance in either program. Immunization Requirements for Children Enrolled in Missouri Child Care and Preschool provides the required immunizations.
If a child has had varicella (chicken pox) disease, a written statement from a physician documenting the month and year of the disease is required. Parental/guardian statements of disease will no longer be accepted.
8th GradeTdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine will be required for all incoming 8th grade students if the child has completed the recommended childhood DTaP/DTP vaccination and has not received a Td booster within the past two years. Meningococcal vaccine will also be required for all incoming 8th grade students. Contact your health care provider or the Platte County Health Department at www.plattecountyhealthdept.com.
12th GradeMeningococcal vaccine will be required for all incoming 12th grade students. This meningitis vaccine needs to have been on or after students' 16th birthday. Contact your health care provider or the Platte County Health Department at www.plattecountyhealthdept.com.