DOH Encourages Parents of Incoming 7th Graders to Schedule Back-to-School Appointments Now
Hawai‘i state law requires all students receive a physical exam and age-appropriate immunizations before starting seventh grade. Parents of children who have not received a well-child visit and vaccinations within the past year are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider and schedule an appointment.
Before the first day of school, all seventh-grade students “must provide documentation of having received the following vaccines or risk being excluded,” according to the DOH.
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine)
- HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine)
- MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)
A physical exam is also required within 12 months before starting seventh grade.
What parents need to do:
- During this visit, the healthcare provider will:
- Conduct a physical exam and administer immunizations
- Answer your and your child’s questions about health and wellness
- Complete the required form
- Submit the completed form to the school your child will attend before the first day of seventh grade
For more information, visit VaxToSchoolHawaii.com.