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Childcare, School, and College Immunization Requirements

Childcare and Preschool Immunization Requirements

Childcare and preschool vaccine & dosage requirements depend upon the child's age.
Vaccine Protects Against
DTaP/DT Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
IPV Polio
Hib Haemophilus Influenzae type b
PCV-13 (Prevnar) Streptococcus Pneumoniae
HBV Hepatitis B
HAV Hepatitis A
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
VZV (Varicella) Chickenpox

Kindergarten Entry Immunization Requirements

  • 5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
    • 4 OK if last one given after age 4
  • 4 IPV or OPV (polio)
    • 3 OK if last one given after age 4 and all 3 are the same type (OPV or IPV)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 Varicella (or History of Chickenpox)

State of Nevada Entry Immunization Requirements for New Students Grades K-12th

  • 5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
    • 4 OK if last one given after age 4
  • 4 IPV or OPV (Polio)
    • 3 OK if last one given after age 4 and all 3 are the same type (OPV or IPV)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 Varicella (or History of Chickenpox)

7th Grade Entry Immunization Requirement

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) at 7th grade entry

College Immunization Requirements

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) within the past 10 years
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Meningococcal (Freshman less than 23 years of age residing in on-campus housing facility)

Other immunizations may be required depending upon the student's major.