Child’s Proof of Immunization
All Utah Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations. A student who, at the time of school enrollment, has not been completely immunized against each specified disease may attend school under a conditional enrollment if the student has received one dose of each specified vaccine prior to enrollment and is completing the required immunizations as allowed by the medically required time periods between doses. Therefore, a student who enrolls under a conditional enrollment must complete all required immunizations within the designated period or be excluded from school.
Students who transfer from another state or from one Utah school to another must provide appropriate immunization documentation that satisfies Utah’s requirements.
The Utah School Immunization Record (USIR) is the official certificate of immunization for students in any Utah public, private, charter or parochial school. The USIR is commonly referred to as the “Pink Card” and is part of the student’s permanent school record.
Please submit one of the following:
- A Utah School Immunization Record (Pink Card)
- If the Utah School Immunization Record is not signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official, it must be accompanied by a current copy of the student’s shot record signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official.
- Any immunization record signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?
To enroll in kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving immunizations listed on the "
Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten Entry 2017–18" webpage.
To enroll in the seventh (7th) grade, a student must have written proof of receiving immunizations listed on the
Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry 2017–18" webpage.
Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots he or she needs to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
To locate a specific vaccination clinic in Utah, please use the "Vaccination Locator" webpage developed by the Utah Department of Health.
What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through the following program:
- Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive pediatric vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
A student may be exempt from immunizations for medical and personal belief reasons (including religious or philosophical beliefs). Students claiming a medical, religious or personal exemption must submit an official Utah exemption form to the school official. Any exemption form must be attached to the USIR.
- Medical Exemption: The Medical Exemption Form may be obtained from the student’s physician and must indicate whether the exemption is for one or all immunizations. Medical exemption forms may be obtained from a licensed health care provider.
- Personal Beliefs: If a religious or personal belief exemption is claimed, a Religious or Personal Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. Religious and personal exemption forms may be obtained at any local public health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Religious and Personal Exemption Form.