Immunization Requirements for Students

  • The Role of the School Nurse

    The nurse’s primary focused is on the general well-being and health of the students in the district. The nurse provides care for minor injuries or acute illnesses.

    Care may involve treatment of health problems within the scope of nursing practice, communication with parents for treatment, and referral to other providers. In addition, the school nurse uses the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for students with chronic health conditions. This care should begin with the development of a nursing care plan (also known as an individualized health care plan) that should include an emergency action plan.

    The school nurse is responsible for medication administration and the performance of health care procedures that are within the scope of nursing practice and are ordered by an appropriately licensed health care provider.


    Immunization Requirements for All Children

    • 3 doses of polio
    • 2 doses of measles**
    • 2 doses of mumps**
    • 4 doses of tetanus*  (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of diphtheria*  (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
    • 3  of rubella (German measles)**
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of the disease     

    *Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td 

    **Usually given as MMR 


    Requirements for Grade 7

    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)
    • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

    These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak. 


    The Health Resource Center (HRC)

    The HRC is available to all high school students in Chester Upland School District. The center provides counseling and education around abstinence, HIV and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), pregnancy prevention and other sexual health issues. Parental involvement is encouraged. Parents have the option to prohibit their child(ren) from receiving condoms or other non-prescription birth control through the HRC Program. The goal is to help our teens make healthy choices and stay in school.

Mandatory Health Screenings Routine and Emergency Care

  • Health Screening

  • Physical Examinations

  • Dental Examinations (Mandatory)

  • Hearing

  • Emergency Sick Call

  • Immunization Assessment

  • Routine Health Care

  • Maintenance of Records