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Immunization Requirements

Program Contents
Full Report (PDF)*
Summary of Requirements
Full Report - (2007-8) (PDF)*
Immunization Requirements (2005-6)
Immunization Requirements
Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
Tetanus and Diptheria (Td) Booster
Hepatitis A (Hep A)
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
Measles Dose 2
Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV)
Polio
Varicella
Exemptions Allowed


Childcare and School Immunization Requirements

Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
2007-2008 Requirements for Childcare
Project Dosage Requirements and Comments
AlabamaRequired (age appropriate)
Alaska Required (age appropriate)
American Samoa 3 doses (ages 2,4,15 months PedvaxHIB)
Arizona3-4 doses (age appropriate)
ArkansasRequired (age appropriate)
California2 doses (age appropriate)
Colorado3 doses (series began before age 1 year); 2 doses (series began at ages 12-14 months); 1 dose (series began at age 15 months)
ConnecticutRequired (age appropriate)
DelawareNot required
District of Columbia3-4 doses (age appropriate age 1 year, depending on manufacturer; up to age 5 years)
Federated States/MicronesiaDid not report requirements
FloridaRequired (age appropriate)
Georgia3-4 doses (age appropriate)
GuamRequired (age appropriate)
Hawaii1 dose (at least by or before age 1 year)
Idaho3 doses (age appropriate)
IllinoisRequired (age appropriate or at least 1 dose after age 15 months)
Indiana1-4 doses (age appropriate and dependent on manufacturer; not required if dose 1 not received before age 5 years)
Iowa1 dose (at least at ages 2-18 months); 3 doses (at least at ages 18 months and older); or 1 dose (at least after age 15 months)
KansasNot required (recommended)
KentuckyRequired (age appropriate or at least 1 dose after age 15 months)
LouisianaRequired (age appropriate)
MaineRequired (age appropriate)
Marshall IslandsDid not report requirements
Maryland Required (age appropriate)
Massachusetts3-4 doses (age appropriate, depending on vaccine)
MichiganRequired (age appropriate or at least 1 dose after age 15 months)
Minnesota1 dose (at least + history of 1 dose given after age 1 year)
MississippiRequired (age appropriate)
MissouriRequired (age appropriate following ACIP recommendations)
MontanaRequired (age appropriate)
N. Mariana Islands4 doses
NebraskaRequired (age appropriate up to 3 doses)
NevadaRequired (age appropriate)
New HampshireRequired (age appropriate)
New Jersey2 doses (age appropriate ages 2-11 months): 1 dose (on or after age 1 year)
New Mexico1-'3 doses (age appropriate)
New YorkRequired (age appropriate or at least 1 dose after age 15 months)
North Carolina Required (age appropriate up to age 15 months); 1 dose (> age 15 months up to age 5 years)
North DakotaRequired (age appropriate)
OhioRequired (age appropriate)
OklahomaRequired (age appropriate)
Oregon Required (age appropriate)
PalauDid not report requirements
PennsylvaniaRequired (age appropriate)
Puerto Rico1 dose (at least after age 15 months)
Rhode IslandRequired (age appropriate)
South CarolinaRequired (age appropriate)
South DakotaRequired (age appropriate following ACIP recommendations)
Tennessee Required (age appropriate)
TexasRequired (age appropriate or 1 dose after age 15 months)
UtahRequired (age appropriate)
VermontRequired (age appropriate)
Virgin IslandsRequired (age appropriate following ACIP recommendations)
VirginiaRequired (age appropriate)
WashingtonRequired (age appropriate)
West Virginia 1 dose (age appropriate)
Wisconsin 2 doses (ages 5-15 months); 3 doses (ages 16 months-4 years)
Wyoming1 dose (ages 18-60 months)


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This page last reviewed June 20, 2008

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Immunization Services Division