New Immunization Requirements:
The 2015 legislature passed and the Governor signed HB 158 requiring K-12 students to be immunized against varicella (chickenpox) in the manner and with immunizing agents approved by the Montana Department of Health. We anticipate the Department of Health will require 2 doses of varicella or proof of disease, however, they are still in the rule making stage. The effective date of the new law is October 1, 2015. The following immunizations are now required: varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubella, mumps, and measles (rubeola) (MMR). Please contact your health care provider for more information.