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Old Jan 9th 2015, 11:00 am
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Hi,

Looking for advice myself and my two boys aged 8 & 10 are moving the Houston at the end of the month (my husband is already there on a L1 visa) and in order to enroll in school we have been given a list of vaccinations that the boys have to had before they can start. My question is with the Hep B vaccination as I have been advised that they need 3 doses which can only be done over a six month period with first dose taking place on Monday. My question is has anyone had the same problem and would the school accept them before the 3rd dose which could potentially mean we can't move as quickly as I wanted. My husband is calling the school later today. Any help gratefully appreciated.
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Old Jan 9th 2015, 12:13 pm
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Probably best to take the word from the school district, as I am sure it will vary.

For my children we provided their records, but they had never had Hep B jabs. They actually started school and had to have the first jab of the series by a set date. I believe that they shouldn't have been allowed to start school without the first jab, but didn't have to complete the full set.

This was in PA. I am sure that this is going to vary by state and possibly even school district.
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My kids had the 1st dose of their HepB vaccines before we flew over and had the booster shots when we were in the US. Their school, in Indiana, were fine with accepting them as I showed proof they had started the course of shots.
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Each school district will have their own policy on this and how strict they are.

Usually though, if you have started the series of 3, they would allow you to start school.

You should speak to the school nurse who would probably be the quickest way of finding the info as a lot of school district sites tend to be rubbish when looking for the details.
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You should speak to the school nurse who would probably be the quickest way of finding the info as a lot of school district sites tend to be rubbish when looking for the details.
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Our school nurse is fab. My son wasn't allowed to start school until he'd had at least one of each vaccination required, including hep a and hep b.
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As with other replies our boys had to have started on the 3 x hep b course in order to start school. They are now due their last jab and we have had a letter from school giving us until April to comply.
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Our school district is less forgiving.Llike others have set, phone the school and ask to talk to the nurse. In our district the only options are all the shots, or the opt out form.
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Default Re: Vaccinations for Enrollment in School

I have just phoned and thankfully as long as the boys have started the vaccination they will enroll them on the understanding that we will complete the doses. They have also advised me that my sons both need polio jags as they were done before there 4th birthday but I have just spoken to our doctor and they will do this for me. Glad I didn't arrived in Houston without speaking to the school as this could have caused me to delay there start.

Thanks again everyone, once again your advice has been invaluable.
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