Immunization Compliance Guide for EXPLO Students (1 of 2) Immunization Requirement To Participate As a licensed youth summer program in all required jurisdictions, EXPLO must comply with state requirements prescribed by the boards of health of each state. EXPLO follows health department guidelines for schools (or camps) for the state in which each program is located. Current state regulations require students attending EXPLO to have proof of immunizations against certain diseases which may pose a risk to public health. EXPLO's highest priority is the safety and well-being of our students. Given the clear public health based need to protect the EXPLO community as a whole, EXPLO requires that all students and faculty be immunized against communicable, preventable diseases in the manner below (see specifics for each campus based on state regulations). EXPLO’s policy is in accordance with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as mandatory state requirements. We recognize that families may have differing opinions on the administration of vaccinations based on health and religious beliefs. Given recent communicable disease outbreaks in a number of U.S. states, the fact that our students live and interact in close quarters over the summer, and the need to protect certain vulnerable populations have led us to adopt this requirement. Please note that EXPLO does not recognize or allow religious exemptions to immunizations. For students who have undertaken a catch-up vaccination schedule, the doses noted below may not be sufficient or indicated. Please discuss specific immunization catch-up strategies with your child's doctor. We recognize that certain students who have a documented allergy, severe adverse reaction, or medical contraindication to a partial or full vaccination may not be able to be fully immunized. If this is the case with your child, a physician documenting the problem and exempting the child from further doses of that specific vaccine must be sent to EXPLO. If your child falls into this category, please contact us immediately so that we may make a determination as to whether we are able to enroll your child in the Program. Specific Required Immunizations: The following immunizations are required for all students attending any EXPLO program. • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) : At least 4 doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday • Tdap/Td Booster (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) : 1 dose given after August 8, 2010 for students who have completed their primary DTaP series • Polio : At least 3 doses, with the last dose given on or after the 4th birthday • MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) : 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, with the 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday • Meningococcal 1 dose required for students at the EXPLO Chicago location. Must be administered during or after grade 6. 1 dose strongly recommended for students at the EXPLO New York location. : • Hepatitis B : 3 doses, with the last dose given at 24 weeks of age or older • Varicella : 2 doses separated by at least 3 months, with the 1st dose on or after the 1st birthday (or verification of disease)
Options for Families 1. Check with your physician.
to attend EXPLO is to check with your doctor or local hospital to see whether the immunization is available in your area. Simply complete the course of vaccines and upload proof of the immunization, dosage, and dates to your child’s CampDoc health profile.www.explo.org
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