Vaccination Requirements

Vaccine Update

LOUISIANA IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN ACCORDANCE TO R.S. 17:170

STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS – SCOPE OF REQUIREMENTS

Middle School Requirement:

Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year and continuing thereafter, a student shall provide satisfactory evidence of current immunizations against meningococcal disease, and any other age appropriate vaccines, as a condition of entry into the sixth grade. Further, any student who has attained the age of eleven years or who is entering grade other than grade six shall provide satisfactory evidence of current immunizations against meningococcal disease and any other age appropriate vaccines as a condition of entry into that grade.

At the time of registration, students must show proof of immunization of the following vaccines: Tetanus Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis vaccine (TdaP); two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine; two (2) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)vaccines; three (3) Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines; and one (1) Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4).

Kindergarten / First Time Enterers:

Beginning in school year 2009-2010, two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine shall be required in Louisiana schools for entry into kindergarten or first time enterers into school. In addition, prior to school entry, these students must have documented proof of immunizations for: two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine; three (3) doses of Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccine; and booster doses of Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) and Poliovirus (Polio) vaccines administered on or after their 4th birthday and prior to school entry. If a student is not complete (up-to-date for age), he/she must present a record indicating the student is in progress of receiving vaccines, and follow-up must be provided for compliance with the above requirements.

Pre-Kindergarten / Daycare / HeadStart:

Beginning school year 2009-2010, two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine will be required in Louisiana schools for entry into Pre-K, Kindergarten, Daycare, and HeadStart programs for children aged 4 years and older. If a second dose of Varicella vaccine has been received at least 30 days after the first dose, no additional doses are required. This is in addition to the regular age appropriate vaccines required depending on the child’s age. Prior to entry, these students must have documented proof of immunizations for: two (2) doses of Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine; three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine; and booster doses of DTaP and Polio vaccines administered on or after their 4th birthday and prior to school entry.

All children aged less than 4 years of age enrolled in Pre-K, Daycare, HeadStart, etc should be vaccinated against and must show proof of immunizations for: Diphtheria Tetanus Acellular Pertussis vaccine (DTaP); Inactivated Poliovirus vaccine (IPV); Haemophilus Influenza Type B vaccine (Hib); Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV); Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV7 – for children less than 24 months of age); and one (1) dose of Varicella vaccine. If the child is not complete or up-to-date for age, he/she must present a record indicating that the child is in progress of receiving vaccines, and follow-up must be provided for compliance with the above requirements.

 

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