All New Mexico schools are required to comply with the NM Department of Health Statutes and Immunization laws. Therefore, parents/guardians are required to provide the school with an updated immunization record of their child during the time of school registration. Records may be obtained from students’ providing IHS hospital or private doctor including those shots received in Head Start.
Students not up to date with immunizations place themselves and others at risk for acquiring serious, otherwise preventable diseases. The school health assistant will review immunization records and notify parents/guardians of children who are not up to date. Failure to provide the school with updated required immunizations will result in the student not being allowed to attend school. The students will be sent home from school until he/she receives the required immunization(s) for school enrollment. A referral to social services for neglect may be initiated.
The following are required immunizations for school enrollment.