School Immunization Data
Vaccination requirements for school entry are implemented to maintain high vaccination coverage and protect schoolchildren from vaccine-preventable diseases. Before a child can attend kindergarten, seventh grade, childcare or enroll in a new school district in Michigan, parents or guardians are required to produce documentation that confirms their child has either received the school-required immunizations or has received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations and is awaiting receipt of subsequent doses to be administered at appropriate intervals. Parents can also provide documentation that an immunization requirement has been waived for religious, medical, or other (sometimes referred to as philosophical) reasons. High waiver rates and low vaccination coverage leave children vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Berrien County Health Department can assist you with vaccinations. Click here to visit the BCHD website for additional information.