Health & Immunization Requirement

Health Requirements

For Admission:

  • Completed Student Health Card
  • Health History, Medical Concerns, Consent for Care
  • Physical Exam by a medical doctor, within the last six months
  • Tuberculosis screening/immunization
  • Immunization Records (See chart below for requirements)

During Enrollment:

  • Annual Health Update to be completed at the start of every school year.
  • Students are not allowed to carry medications in school with the exceptions of asthma inhalers and Epi-pens. If a student requires medication during the school day on either a long or short term basis the medication is to be sent to the nurse to be dispensed in the clinic.
  • Inform the school nurse of any student with an infectious disease.
  • If the health status or medication/treatment regimen of a student changes during the school year you are required to inform the nurse.


Immunization Requirements



Infant (Birth -
2 years)

School Entry
(Age 4-6)

Adolescent (Ages 11 - 12)

(16 years)

Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (Tdap,DTaP)


Four doses (DTaP)


Final dose (DTaP)


One booster (Tdap)



Polio (IPV)


Three doses


One booster



Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)


One dose after first birthday


One booster



Hepatitis B


Three dose series (can be given at any age)


Hepatitis A


Two dose series (can be given at any age)


Varicella (Chicken Pox)


One dose at 12-15 months

One booster



Meningococcal ACWY (Meningitis)



One dose


One booster

Hib (Influenza B)

For students under 5 years old. Doses depend on vaccine brand.



While there are no special immunizations required by Malaysia and malaria pills are not necessary in Kuala Lumpur, there are two recommended immunizations.

  • The first is Typhoid which can either be given as an injection every two years or a series of pills every five years.
  • The second is Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is a series of two injections 6 months apart for ages 9-14 years to prevent cervical cancer. If the student is 15 years or above at the time of the first injection, a three course schedule should be followed.

Tuberculosis Screening
Because Malaysia has a high rate of Tuberculosis (TB), ISKL requires proof of TB screening every two years. This can be done either as a skin test (Mantoux or PPD skin test), chest x-ray or Quantiferon Gold blood test.

If your child is five years or younger and has received a BCG immunization as an infant, please provide the date it was given.

Immunization Exemption
If a child is to be exempted from meeting the immunization requirement for medical reasons, a written statement from a doctor is required. The statement must include: (1) which immunization(s) is to be exempted, (2) the specific nature of the medical condition and (3) the probable duration of the medical condition. If the child is to be exempted from meeting the immunization requirement for reasons of personal beliefs, the parent/guardian must sign an affidavit available at Admissions or the school nurse.