The goal of all Sierra Vista Unified School District Health Offices is to provide assistance to students during the school day so they may experience a healthy school year and in turn a successful academic school year.
Each year, SVUSD likes to remind parents and parents-to-be about the importance of childhood vaccinations.
Under SVUSD Policy JLCB, students must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, rubeola (measles), mumps, rubella (German measles), hepatits B, haemophilus influenzae b (HIB), and varicella (chickenpox), except in cases where students are exempt by law. Additionally, Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations are required as soon as a student turns 11 years old.
The district requires proof of all required immunizations before a student may attend school. (Students who are homeless or in foster care are allowed a five-day grace period to provide proof of immunization.)
Arizona law allows immunization exemptions for medical reasons, lab evidence of immunity, and personal beliefs. For a student under the age of 18 to be exempt, parents or guardians must submit the appropriate state accepted forms. In order to obtain these forms all parents must take an online exemption course through the Arizona Department of Health Services. Please note: parents and guardians must sign exemption forms — students under the age of 18 cannot sign their own forms.
Do you have more questions about SVUSD policy on vaccinations? Please contact your students' school nurse.
Authorization for medical care - English
Autorización para atención médica - Español