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-3rd
  • 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 4 to 5 Grades 6-10
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal)
Grades 6 & 11 Grade 12
  • 3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 2 MCV4 (Meningococcal)
  • 2 Hep A*
  •  3 Hep B
  • 5 DTaP
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 Hep A*
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
  • 2 MCV4 (Meningococcal)
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Notes

  • 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 fourth birthday.
  • Polio Three doses of polio vaccine are acceptable for all grade levels if 3rd dose was administered on or after child’s fourth birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose with only one type of vaccine used (all OPV or IPV). For students in grades kindergarten through 5th 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 7th grade. A signed statement from the parent/guardian indicating history of disease, including month and year is required for children in grades 8-12.
  • MCV4 Individuals who receive dose 1 after their 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4.
  • Hep A The minimum interval betweeen 1st and 2nd dose is 6 calendar months. K-3 is required. *For grades 4-12, two doses of Hep A are recommended.

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.