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Policies » Section J: Students » JLCB/JLCB-R: Immunization Of Students/Immunization Requirements

Policy Date: 01/03/2002

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No child shall be admitted or enrolled in the Candia School District unless it is demonstrated that
they are in compliance with the immunization requirements of the state of New Hampshire.

A child shall be exempted from the immunization requirements if he/she presents evidence from
his/her physician that immunization will be detrimental to his/her health. A child shall be excused
from immunization for religious reasons, upon the signing of a notarized form by the parent or
guardian stating that the child has not been immunized because of religious beliefs. These forms
are available through the school nurse.

Regulatory and Statutory References: Ed. 301:14, RSA 141-C:20-c, RSA 200:38

Adopted: January 3, 2002


All immunization requirements will comply with current state requirements.

Conditional Enrollment
Conditional enrollment shall be granted to a student who provides a record that shows he/she
has received at least one dose of DTP, DTaP, DT, or Td; one dose of Polio vaccine; one dose of
MMR; and one dose of Hepatitis B (if born on or after 1/1/93) and has an appointment date for
the next required dose/doses of vaccine. The appointment date shall serve as the exclusion date
if the child fails to keep the scheduled appointment. This process shall continue until all required
doses of vaccine have been received. Students granted conditional enrollment status last year
are not entitled to continue conditional status this year. Conditional enrollment is a one-time
condition, not to be extended or renewed for the same dose of vaccine.

Medical Exemptions
Medical exemptions are granted to a child if his/her health care provider thinks that an
immunization against a particular disease may be detrimental to the child’s health. The
exemption must be written on the health care provider’s letterhead and must be signed by a
licensed health care provider. A separate medical exemption is required for each antigen. A
specific time frame must be stated for the exemption or for when the situation will be

Religious Exemptions
Religious exemptions may be granted for all vaccines for an indeterminate length of time. The
official New Hampshire Certificate of Religious Exemption form must be signed by the
parent/guardian and notarized. All exemption forms must be maintained with health records.

Legal References: RSA 141-C:20-c, Immunization Exemptions,RSA 200:38, Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases; Duties of School Nurse
Ed. 301:14

Adopted: August 4, 2005