Iowa law requires that all students be immunized against certain communicable diseases.
Parents are asked to present their child’s immunization record to the school nurse when enrolling their child for the first time into the Muscatine Community School District. The school nurse will review the record to confirm that the child is in compliance with Iowa immunization requirements or assist the parent in meeting the legal requirements in order to allow the child to enter school with the least disruption to their learning as possible.
Medical or religious exemptions may be granted under certain circumstances outlined in the law.
For more information or for assistance contact your child’s doctor or their school nurse.
Applicable Board Policies:
Quick Look Link:
- Iowa Immunization Law and You Brochure – This pamphlet outlines the required immunizations for Licensed Childcare and Elementary/Secondary Schools
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Secondary School Requirement (7th Grade)
- Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Immunization web site
Iowa Code, Chapter 139a.8(6) and Iowa Administrative Code, 641-7.7(139) outline the immunization requirement for students attending licensed child care centers and elementary or secondary schools. Students shall have received the required immunizations and submit the Iowa Department of Public Health Certificate of Immunization or have a valid Certificate of Immunization Exemption, or Provisional Certificate of Immunization.