Williston Trinity Christian School requires students to provide an updated immunization record each year.
You may bring a copy to the office or have your health provider fax the record to 701-774-3158.
Families may opt out of vaccinations, but will need to provide a signed waiver.
MEMO from North Dakota Department of Health
TO: North Dakota School Administrators
FROM: Lexie Barber, Immunization Surveillance Coordinator
RE: Changes to School Immunization Requirements
DATE: December 18, 2017
As of January 1, 2018, the following changes have been made to North Dakota Administrative Rule 33-06-01 regarding school immunization requirements. The changes will go into effect with the 2018-2019 school year.
• Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) has been required for school since the 2008-2009 year, however, it has only been required for entry into seventh grade. To ensure catch-up vaccination of children moving into the state or who missed the seventh-grade requirement, additional grades were added. Starting with the 2018-0219 school year, one dose of MCV4 is required for eighth through tenth grade, if missed at seventh grade.
• MCV4 is a two-dose series, with the second dose recommended at age 16. Children are required to have a second dose of MCV4 before being admitted to eleventh and twelfth grades.
• Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) has been required for school since the 2008 – 2009 school year, however, it has only been required for entry into seventh grade. To ensure catch-up vaccination of children moving into the state or who missed the seventh-grade requirement, additional grades were added. Starting with the 2018 – 2019 school year, a dose of Tdap is required for eighth through twelfth grade, if missed at seventh grade.
• History of disease exemptions were added for all diseases that could potentially have an applicable history of disease, including hepatitis B, measles, mumps, or rubella. Previously, history of disease exemptions was only allowed for varicella (chickenpox).
• A physician signature is now required for a history of disease exemption. Previously, a parent could provide a signature for a history of disease exemption.
• The time period for when schools are required to exclude children who are not up-to-date or who haven’t submitted a record was changed from 30 days after enrollment to October 1st or 30 days after enrollment if enrolling after October 1st.
Please contact the North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Program at 701.328.3386 or 800.472.2180 (toll-free) with any questions regarding school immunization requirements.