Immunizations are an important part of our children’s healthcare. The Utah Immunization Rule for Students, Rule 396-100, requires that children attending school or childcare facilities be vaccinated against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. State law requires that unless for personal, medical, or religious exemptions, a student may not attend a public elementary, or secondary school though grade 12, or early childhood programs, including nursery or preschools.
Starting July 1, 2018, students claiming an exemption to the required vaccinations must have their legal guardian complete an online educational module (free of charge), or in person consultation (fee of up to $25) at the local health department, and provide a copy of the completed form to the school official. Completion of the online educational model or in-person consultation must be done for all types of exemptions.
Students claiming exemptions for legally required immunizations, must provide a new exemption when entering Preschool, Kindergarten, and 7th grade.