Back-to-School Immunizations Required for Incoming 7th Graders

May 5, 2021, 11:29 AM HST
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The Department of Health is encouraging parents of incoming seventh graders to schedule back-to-school vaccinations and physical examinations.

Hawai‘i state law requires all students receive a physical exam and age-appropriate immunizations before starting seventh grade. Parents of children who have not received a well-child visit and vaccinations within the past year should contact their healthcare provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Before the first day of school, all seventh-grade students must provide documentation of having received the following vaccines or risk being excluded:

  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine)
  • HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine)
  • MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)

A form must be completed at the time of the doctor’s visit, which must be turned into the child’s school before attending their first day of seventh grade. For more information, visit

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