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Immunization Requirements

2018-2019 School Year

School Entry Immunization Requirements


Below are the number of doses and each vaccine required for school entry. Changes for this year include the Hepatitis A vaccine for grades 4, 6 and 12

3 to 5 years old

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)
4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)
3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)
1 MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
1 Varicella (Chickenpox)

K- 4th grade

3 Hep B
5DTaP
4 Polio
2 MMR
2 Varicella
2 Hep A (Hepatitis A)

Grade 5

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 MMR
2 Varicella
2 Hep A (recommended but not required)

Grade 6

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 MMR
2 Varicella
2 Hep A
1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis)
1 MCV4 (Meningococcal)

Grades 7-11

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 MMR
2 Varicella
1 Tdap
1 MCV4
2 Hep A (recommended but not required)

Grade 12

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 Hep A
2 MMR
2 Varicella
1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
2 MCV4
2 MenB (recommended but not required)

Hep B The minimum age for the 3rd dose of Hepatitis B is 24 weeks of age.

DTaP Four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child’s 4th birthday.

Polio Three doses of Polio are acceptable for all grade levels if the third dose was given on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose with only one type of vaccine used (all OPV or all IPV). For students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, the final dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday, and be administered at least 6 months after the previous dose.

Varicella Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 10th grade. Parental report of disease history is acceptable for grades 11-12.

MCV4 Individuals who receive dose 1 after their 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4.

Hep A The minimum interval between 1st and 2nd dose is 6 calendar months. K-4, 6 and 12 is required. For grades 5, and 7-11, two doses of Hep A are recommended.

MenB ** Two doses of Meningococcal Serogroup B vaccines are recommended for Grade 12.