• 2016-2017  Minimum State Immunization Requirements for Pre-kindergarten - 5th grade.

    Vaccines:

    • DTaP: Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).

    • IPV: Inactivated Poliovirus

    • Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine

    • MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines combined

    • Hep B: Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Hep A: Hepatitis A vaccine
    • Varicella: chicken pox vaccine
    • PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

    DTaP: 5 doses or 4 doses- 5 doses of DTaP vaccine, on dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students aged 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if one dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For Pre-K- 4 doses required.

    Polio: 4 doses or 3 doses - 4 doses of polio vaccine, one dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For Pre-K- 3 doses required.

    MMR: The first dose of MMR must be received on or after the 1st birthday. For indergarten -5th grade  2 doses of MMR are required with one dose on or after the first birthday.   For Pre-K - 1 dose required on or after the 1st birthday.

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses required.

    Varicella (chicken pox) :   For 3 and 4 year olds- 1 dose on or after the 1st birth day(if the child has NOT had chickenpox).
    For kindergarten-4th grade 2 doses requiredwith one dose on/after the1st birthday. For 5th grade - 1 dose required on or after the 1st birthday (if the child has NOT had chickenpox).

    Hepatitis A: For grades PreK-5th  grade - 2 doses are required. The first dose of Hepatitis A must be received on or after the first birthday.

    PCV: For Pre-K - a complete series is considered to be one of the following scenarios

    • 4 doses with one dose given on or after  the 1st birthday

    • 1 dose on or after 24 months of age

    Hib- a complete series is considered to be one of the following scenarios

    • One dose of any HIB vaccine given at or after 15 months of age. OR

    • 3  doses with the 3rd dose on or after the 1st birthday, and at lease two months since dose #2

    HIB and PCVare not routinelly recommended for children >5 years old.

    If your child travels out of the country for 3 or more weeks, a TB test may be required before reentry into school.