• Knox County Schools
    Andrew Johnson Building

    Dear Parent/Guardian:
    The Tennessee Department of Health has issued new immunization requirements and a new
    Immunization Certificate required for entry into school. The new form will be available from your
    medical provider or local health department beginning April 1, 2010. All vaccinations must be up-to-
    date and documented on the new form prior to enrolling in Pre-school, Kindergarten, Seventh grade or
    as a new student entering Knox County Schools. The change is effective July 1, 2010.  The new
    immunization requirements are underlined:
    Pre-School requirements: 
     DTaP or DT
     Hepatitis B (HBV)
     H.influenzae (HiB)
     Varicella (Chickenpox)
     Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)
     Pnemococcal (PCV)
    Kindergarten requirements:
     DTaP or DT
     Polio (IPV or OPV):  (final dose on or after the 4th birthday)
     Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
     Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease
    Seventh grade requirements:
     Tetanus-diptheria-pertusis booster (Tdap)
     Verification of immunity to varicella (2 doses or history of disease)
    New student requirement:
     DTaP or DT
     Hepatitis B (HBV)
     Polio (IPV or OPV): final dose on or after the 4th birthday
     Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
     Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses or history of disease
    For additional information, please contact the Knox County Health Department at (865) 215-5150 or
    Knox County Schools Health Services at (865) 594-3643.