Immunizations required for K-12 students

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Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
(DTP/DTaP/DT/Td/Tdap)

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 Not valid before
6 weeks of age
Before facility
entry
2 1 month
after #1
3 months
after #1
3 current age less than 7 years
1 month
after #2
3 months
after #2
current age 7 years or older
6 months
after #2
1 year
after #2
4 current age less than 7 years
4 months
after #3
1 year
after #3
current age 7 years or older
Only 3 valid doses required
5* current age less than 7 years
6 months
after #4 and
after 4 years of age
Before facility
entry
current age 7 years or older
Only 3 valid doses required
 

An additional dose is required if minimum spacing requirements are not met.

*Dose #5 is not required if an appropriately-spaced dose #4 was received after 4 years of age.

A child who has received 6 or more doses does not require more, regardless of spacing.

10 year
Td Booster
Required within 10 years of last tetanus/diphtheria.

 

 

Polio

Polio
(OPV, IPV)

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 Not valid before
6 weeks of age
Before facility
entry
2 1 month
after #1
3 months
after #1
3 1 month
after #2
1 year
after #2
 

An additional dose is required if minimum spacing requirements are not met.

Polio is not required after 18 years of age.

 

 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Measles, Mumps, Rubella
(MMR)

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 Not valid before
1st birthday
Before facility
entry
2 1 month
after #1
(measles only)
3 months
after #1
(measles only)
 

An additional dose is required if minimum spacing requirements are not met.

Rubella is not required after 12 years of age.

Second dose
A second dose of measles only is required. However, mumps and rubella often are received as a component of MMR vaccine.

 

 

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 Not valid before
1st birthday
Before facility
entry
2 6 months
after #1
19 months
after #1
 

An additional dose is required if minimum spacing requirements are not met.

 

 

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 At birth Before facility
entry
2 1 month
after #1
3 months
after #1
3 2 months after #2 and
at least 4 months after #1
18 months
after #2
 

2-dose option for adolescents
Three (3) appropriately-spaced doses of hepatitis B are required unless a copy of a medically-verified record that clearly documents receipt of 2 doses that meet all the following criteria is maintained at school/child care:

Vaccine Used

  • Merck RecombivaxHB®
  • "Adult" formulation (contains 10 mcg of hepatitis B surface antigen)

Age when BOTH doses were received

  • 11 through 15 years

Interval

  • at least 4 months between doses
  • compliance "maximum" = 7 months after #1

 

 

Vaicella

Varicella "chickenpox"

Required only in grades kindergarten through 6

Dose # Minimum Maximum
1 Not valid before first birthday Before facility
entry
2 1 month
after #1
4 months
after #1
 

An additional dose is required if minimum spacing requirements are not met.

Two doses of varicella are required for kindergarten through 6th grades only.

Varicella is not required for grades 7 - 12.

 

 

For compliance purposes:

Definitions:
Age = age in calendar weeks or months (e.g. "by 6 wks of age" or "by 2 mos of age")
Interval between doses calculated as 28 days = 1 month
Kindergarten - For purposes of these guidelines, a "child in kindergarten" is one who was born by August 15th at least five years prior to kindergarten entry. For example, a child entering kindergarten in 2008 must have been born before August 15, 2003. Definition follows kindergarten age criteria established by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
Maximum (under Required Spacing) - refers to the maximum time period before a child who has not received the required number of doses would be considered out of compliance. Doses received after the "maximum" intervals are medically acceptable and bring the child back to into agreement with compliance standards.

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