State law addresses vaccinations.
2020-21 GUIDE TO IDAHO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FORParentsof Children in or Entering Preschool & Grades K-12
Document addresses vaccinations for school-aged children.
Idaho Administrative Code 16.02.15.100 Immunization Requirements.
All immunizations listed in Subsections 100.01 through 100.04 of this rule, are required of children upon admission to kindergarten through grade twelve (12) of any Idaho public, private, or parochial school. Upon admission to preschool, children must be age appropriately immunized with all immunizations listed in Subsections 100.01 through 100.03 of this rule. Immunizations must be administered according to the "ACIP Recommended Schedule," incorporated by reference in Section 004 of these rules, unless fewer doses are medically recommended by a physician. These recommendations are available from the Department. Exemptions from these immunization requirements are provided in Section 110 of these rules. Effective Date (4-7-11)
Idaho Administrative Code 16.02.15.150 Enforcement of Immunization Requirement.
01. Noncompliance. Any child not in compliance with this chapter upon admission to any Idaho public, private, or parochial school, will be denied attendance by school authorities, unless the child is excepted or exempted from these immunization requirements as provided in Sections 105 and 110 of these rules. The regulatory authority may exclude any child who does not meet the requirements in this chapter and who has not been excluded from school. Effective Date (4-7-11)
Idaho Statutes 39-4801 Immunization Required.
Except as provided in section 39-4802, Idaho Code, any child in Idaho of school age may attend grades preschool and kindergarten through twelve (12) of any public, private or parochial school operating in this state if otherwise eligible, provided that upon admission, the parent or guardian shall provide an immunization record to the school authorities regarding the child's immunity to certain childhood diseases. This record, signed by a physician or his representative or another licensed health care professional, shall verify that such child has received, or is in the process of receiving immunizations as specified by the state board of health and welfare, or can effectively demonstrate, through verification in a form approved by the department of health and welfare, immunity gained through prior contraction of the disease.
Immunizations required and the manner and frequency of their administration shall be as prescribed by the state board of health and welfare and shall conform to recognized standard medical practices in the state. The state board of health and welfare, in cooperation with the state board of education and the Idaho school boards association, shall promulgate appropriate rules for the enforcement of the required immunization program and specify reporting requirements of schools, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.