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Immunization Requirements

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Immunization Requirements (2005-6)
Immunization Requirements
Summary of 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

Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) Booster
2007-2008 Requirements for Middle School
Project Dosage Requirements and Comments
AlabamaRequired (if 5-10 years after preschool booster)
AlaskaRequired (if 10 years after last tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine)
American Samoa 1 dose (between ages 11-14 years)
ArizonaNot required (Tdap required beginning 2008 school year for grade 6 entry)
Arkansas3 doses (either Tdap/Td/DTP/DTaP/DT)
CaliforniaNot required
Colorado1 dose (Tdap; grade 6)
ConnecticutNot required
Delaware Not required (recommended if 5 years after the last DTaP/DTP/ DT)
District of Columbia Required (age appropriate every 10 years)
Federated States/MicronesiaDid not report requirements
Florida1 dose
GeorgiaNot required
Guam Required (if 10 years since last DTP/DTaP/Td)
Hawaii Not required
Idaho Not required
Illinois 1 dose (if 10 years since last DTP/DTaP/Td; high school requirement for 9th grade primarily)
Indiana3 doses (either DTP/DTaP/Td/DT)
Iowa Not required
KansasRequired (10 years after primary series; can be given to ages 11-12 years if at least 5 years after primary series)
Kentucky Required (at age 11 or 12 years)
Louisiana Required (new entrants only)
Maine Not required
Maryland Not required
Massachusetts 1 dose
Michigan Required (if 10 years since last dose)
Minnesota 1 dose
MississippiNot required
MissouriRequired (age appropriate)
Montana1 dose (Tdap or Td)
N. Mariana Islands1 dose
NebraskaNot required
NevadaRequired (age appropriate)
New Hampshire 1 dose (if 10 years since last dose)
New JerseyNot required
New Mexico1 dose (Tdap or Td)
New York1 dose (Tdap)
North Carolina1 dose (if 10 years or more since last tetanus containing vaccine)
North DakotaNot required
OhioNot required
OklahomaNot required
OregonNot required (recommended)
PennsylvaniaNot required
Puerto RicoRequired (age 11 years or older)
Rhode IslandRequired (if 5 years or more since last tetanus containing vaccine)
South CarolinaNot required
South DakotaNot required
TennesseeNot required
Texas1 dose (Tdap or Td; if 10 years since last dose)
Utah1 dose (Tdap preferable; Td acceptable)
Vermont1 dose (if 10 years since last tetanus containing vaccine)
Virgin IslandsRequired (age appropriate following ACIP recommendations)
Virginia1 dose (Tdap or Td; if at least 5 years since last dose)
WashingtonRequired
West Virginia Not required
Wisconsin Not required
WyomingRequired (age appropriate + one booster)



2005-2006 TD Vaccination requirements by State (for Middle School) Visual representation of data contained in the preceding data table

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This page last reviewed June 20, 2008

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National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
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