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Iowa Immunization Requirements

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.

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Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Secondary School Requirement
Posted: Friday, Jan 11, 2013

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rules process to require tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th grade. The administrative rule change is effective January 16, 2013 and will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The Immunization Program has developed a variety of materials, listed below, regarding the new requirement.

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