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The 2017/2018 New Hampshire School Immunization Requirements are now available. These requirements are for all K-12th grade students in New Hampshire whether public or non-public, and all preschools.

Please note the following changes for the 2017/2018 school year:

  • All students must have a Tdap vaccine dose prior to entering 7th grade.
  • Each year, polio and varicella vaccine requirements are grade progressive. See the school immunization requirements for details.

If you have any questions, call the New Hampshire Immunization Program at 603-271-4482.

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School-Based Influenza Immunization Clinics

In 2015, the New Hampshire Immunization Program (NHO) partnered with eight Regional Public Health Networks to organize school-based influenza immunization clinics. These clinics were held in the North Country, Upper Valley, Center NH, Carroll County, Greater Sullivan, Winnipesaukee, and Capital Area regions of the state. The clinics were an overwhelming success – vaccinating 7,000 from 133 schools against influenza!

The Public Health Networks worked with the Medical Reserve Corps, volunteers, nursing school students and school nurses to schedule clinic times, distribute and collect consent forms, and ensure a safe clinic environment. The NHIP provided the vaccine along with financial and technical support.

Parents appreciated the clinics because they didn’t have to miss work to get their child immunized. School nurses liked it because their schools had less illness during the 2015-2016 influenza season.

In the Fall of 2016, the NHIP and Public Health Networks will continue offering school-based clinics. If your school would like more information about holding a clinic in the Fall, please call (603) 271-4482.

Hats off to all who participated in the 2015-2016 school-based clinics and contributed to the high immunization rates!

A special thanks to all the participating schools.

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