Immunization Info for Parents

Immunization resources and requirements for school attendance.

Immunizations protect children from serious illness. Studies show they are safe and effective in helping children stay healthy. The protection of vaccines far outweighs the small risk of serious complications. Most childhood vaccines are 90-99% effective in preventing disease. Contact your child's healthcare provider to discuss possible side effects of certain vaccines.

Each year the NM Immunization Coalition determines immunization requirements for students attending school. These requirements may change from year to year based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Per APS policy JF- Student Enrollment Requirements, the student and/or parent/legal guardian shall provide the district with evidence that the student is in compliance with immunization requirements under New Mexico state statute. 

Vaccines can be obtained through your child's healthcare provider or through a New Mexico Department of Health Public Health office. Check with your school's health office staff if you have questions about required immunizations for school attendance.

New Mexico law allows for two types of exemptions for children seeking exemption from required immunizations to enter school. These two exemptions are medical or religious. Parents must submit an approved Certificate of Exemption Form in order to register their child without proof of current vaccinations.


NM Immunization Requirement for School Attendance
The NM Vaccine Advisory Committee determines required immunizations for students in order to attend school.
Parent information and permission slips for participation in SKIIP
Vaccination Poster
This event provides opportunities for children to stay up-to-date on their immunizations. Participating providers open their doors for any child who presents for immunizations, regardless of whether he/she is a patient or whether he/she has insurance.