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needle.jpgDo your school-aged children have the immunizations they need before going back to school in the fall?

Utah's law governing student immunizations are found in Utah Code §53A-11-301 et seq. and Utah Administrative Rule R396-100. These laws list the required immunizations, explain the grounds for requesting exemptions, and specify the penalty for failing to comply with the law.

The Utah Department of Health has a detailed Immunization Program website for parents which includes:

  • immunization schedules for younger children, adolescents, and college-bound students
  • flyers available in English and Spanish which can be distributed to parents
  • an email reminder service which sends parents messages about immunizations for children between two and eighteen months old.

    Looking for an immunization clinic? Find community health clinics, public health clinics by county, or search for your doctor in the Utah Vaccines for Children database, which lists doctors who provide vaccines for Alaskan, Native American, or uninsured children, children on Medicaid, or children whose insurance doesn't cover immunizations.

    Additional information about childhood immunization for parents is available through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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