Immunization Requirements

Below are the number of doses and each vaccine required for school entry. Additional immunizations are recommended by the CDC for your child’s safety, but are currently not required for school entry.

3 to 5 Years Old Kindergarten
  • 3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)
  • 4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)
  • 1 MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
  • 1 Varicella
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 2 Hep A (Hepatitis A)
Grades 1 to 5 Grades 6-10
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal)
Grades 11 & 12
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 2 MCV4 (Meningococcal)

Notes

  • Hep B Two dose alternative adolescent schedule (Recombivax HB® given at age 11-15 years x 2 doses) is acceptable if properly documented.
  • DTaP Four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child’s fourth birthday.
  • Polio Three doses of polio vaccine are acceptable if 3rd dose was administered on or after child’s fourth birthday and the doses are all IPV or all OPV.
    The 4th dose of polio vaccine must be administered on or after child’s fourth birthday. This applies only to kindergarten ,1st, 2nd and 3rd grades for 2013-2014.
  • MMR If given as single antigen, 2 Measles, 2 Mumps and 1 Rubella required.
  • Varicella Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 5th grade. A signed statement from the parent/guardian indicating history of disease, including month and year is required for children in grades 6-12.
  • Tdap A Tdap booster can be given as early as 1 year after a Td vaccination.
  • MCV4 One dose is required. Two doses are recommended for grades 11 & 12. Individuals who receive dose 1 after their 16th birthday only need 1 dose to be up-to-date.

For children who have delayed immunizations, please refer to the 2012 CDC “Catch-up Immunization Schedule” to determine adequately immunizing doses. All minimum intervals and ages for each vaccination as specified per 2012 CDC guidelines must be met for a dose to be valid. A copy of these guidelines can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html.