State law requires that any student enrolling in a Michigan school for the first time must show proof of immunization against the following diseases or a statement signed by a parent or guardian to the effect that there is a religious or other objection to the immunization:

♦ DPT (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis) — must have 4 doses with a booster every 10 years from the last vaccine;
♦ OPV (oral polio) — must have three doses;
♦ MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) — must have 2 doses;
♦ Hepatitis B — must have 3 doses; and
♦ Varicella (chickenpox)

--  or present documented immunity from a reliable source - applies to all new school entrants including kindergarten. This could include a parent’s statement that their child had previously had varicella (chickenpox) disease. State law mandates that an immunization assessment is completed on all current and new 6th graders in the district. This Act was passed so that there would be a means of assuring the children are adequately immunized against preventable disease before they reach adolescence when some of these diseases become a greater threat to their health. Therefore, all 6th graders will be required to have the above vaccines plus proof of chickenpox or the vaccine. Students will be excluded from school beginning September 30, 2007, if the immunization requirements are not met for new students to the district, incoming kindergartners and all current and new 6th grade students. Vaccines can be obtained through the Washtenaw County Health Department (734) 544-6700 or your family physician. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.