Required Standards of Immunization for School Attendance
A child cannot be admitted to any school of child development program without a valid South Carolina Certificate of Immunization or a medical, religious, or special exemption.
If your child does not have a valid certificate, take his/her shot records to your health care provider or to the County Health Department in Rock Hill (contact phone: 803-909-7300) to have your child's records transferred onto a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization.
As a reminder, the District requests parents/legal guardians' consent for school nurses to utilize the SC Immunization Registry upon initial enrollment into the District. The SC Immunization Registry is a data system for the collection, storage, and dissemination of information on immunizations. Health care providers, as well as the local health departments and school nurses, can update the student's record as needed and print SC certificates. Fort Mill Schools' nurses have been trained and certified to use the registry. The registry has benefits for both the patient and the provider. It consolidates the vaccination history for patients who visit multiple providers. Having all immunizations in one system reduces over and under immunization. South Carolina state law requires a valid SC Certificate of Immunization or valid exemption. Children without a valid certification or exemption will not be allowed to attend school. If consent is not granted or revoked, parents must provide the appropriate documentation to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), located at 1070 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Please contact your child's school nurse for additional information or questions.