The following information outlines the immunization requirements for students in Jordan School District. You must have proof of all required immunizations. Students will not be allowed to attend school without receiving all the required vaccines for their age group. For questions, please contact the Educational Support Services department at 801-567-8124.
- Early Childhood Immunization Requirements
- 2018-19 Kindergarten Immunization Requirements
- 2018-19 7th Grade Immunization Requirements
***Effective July 1, 2018, proof of immunity to disease(s) can be accepted in place of vaccination if written proof from a healthcare provider stating that the student has previously contracted the disease is presented to the school.
Students in all grades (K through 12) must be immunized adequately according to Utah state guidelines. The timing and spacing of vaccine doses are important in the appropriate use of vaccines. Contact your child's health provider or the local health department if you have questions regarding your child's immunization status.
The local health department offers low cost vaccines if you have Medicaid, no insurance, or if you are unable to pay full price for them. Appointments for immunizations may be required at the health department. For a list of local health departments, clinic hours, and accepted insurance plans, visit the Salt Lake County Health Department Locations page.
Conditional Enrollment and Exclusion
- A student who has received at least one dose of each required vaccine and is currently on schedule for subsequent vaccines may attend school. The remaining vaccines must be completed on schedule in order to stay in school.
- Students who are past due for their vaccines will receive written notice and be given a deadline to comply with the requirements. Failure to meet the requirements will result in the student being excluded from school per state guidelines until the requirements have been fulfilled.
Immunization Exemptions - Updated Laws Effective July 1, 2018
- Starting July 1, 2018, parents/guardians will have two options for claiming an exemption for vaccines that are required for school entry:
- Complete and online education module and print off the exemption form (free of charge).
- Or obtain an in-person consultation and exemption form through the local health department (fee of up to $25).
- A parent may claim an exemption to immunization for medical, religious, or personal reasons, as allowed by Section 53G-9-303 of the Utah Statutory Code. Each exemption claimed must be accompanied by the appropriate vaccination exemption form.
- For personal/religious exemptions, parents/guardians must provide a copy of the completed exemption form to the school.
- For medical exemptions, parents/guardians must provide a copy of the completed exemption form AND provide a written statement by a licensed healthcare provider.
- Vaccination exemptions obtained in elementary school will stay valid until a student enters 7th grade.
- A new exemption form is required when a student enters 7th grade.
- Vaccination exemptions obtained in 7th grade or thereafter will stay valid until a student completes 12th grade.
- Please note that the online education module will only provide one exemption form per child. For example, if there are twins in the family, then the online education module must be completed twice in order have an exemption form for each child.
- Appointments may be required at the health department if you wish to obtain an in-person consultation.
- Vaccination exemptions from another state are not accepted.
- To learn more about the new rules and regulations regarding vaccination exemptions and to access the online education module, visit the Utah Department of Health Immunization Program's website.