The state of Ohio dictates the immunization requirements for entrance into Olentangy Local Schools, according to grade level (Ohio Revised Code, Section 3313.671). See also Board Policy 5320.
If a parent has a philosophical/religious objection, or the student’s physician has a medical objection, the Immunization Exemption Form must be completed.
Students must be in compliance with the law in order to be eligible for school attendance. Immunization records must be presented to the school within fourteen days of enrollment and it is the responsibility of the parent to provide the record. When transferring from another district, it is recommended that parents request a copy of the immunization record prior to leaving.
In addition to the required immunizations, many physicians recommend other vaccines such as Hepatitis A, meningococcal, and the HPV vaccine. Although not required at the current time for school admission, the school nurses are more than willing to update your child’s record as these immunizations and other booster doses are given. It is often helpful to have all the immunizations recorded in one place when preparing camp and college forms.
For more information see the Ohio Department of Health website.
Olentangy Tuberculosis (TB) Guidelines
Students enrolling in the Olentangy Local Schools from any foreign country, except those listed on the low risk countries list (Click here to download a printable copy), must show evidence of a tuberculosis skin test given in the United States in the last 12 months, prior to school enrollment. If the test is positive, a negative chest x-ray read specifically for tuberculosis, within the last 12 months is required.
If the student has lived in the United States for four years or longer, they do not need to be tested for tuberculosis. United States citizens, who leave the country for three or more months, must be tested for tuberculosis before returning to school, unless visiting a low risk country.
TB testing and immunizations can be obtained at the Delaware General Health District.