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Last Updated: 07/01/13 10:48:11 AM

Nevada’s School Immunization Requirements

 
These charts are based on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule
 

Required Number of Doses for Children

    ACIP Immunization Schedule

Required Vaccines

2 mo. of age

4 mo. of age

6 mo. of age

12-15 mo. of age

18-24 mo. of age

4-6 yrs. of age

11-12 yrs. of age

Total Doses Required PRIOR to School Entry

DTP, DT, DTaP

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5*

 

 

4 or 5

(If dose #4 is given on or after 4th birthday #5 is not needed)

Polio (IPV)

1

2

3

4

 

3 or 4

(If dose #3 is given on or after 4th birthday, #4 is not needed)

MMR

 

 

 

1

 

2

 

2

(doses must be at least

4 weeks apart)

Hepatitis B

1

2

3

 

 

3

Varicella

 

 

 

1

 

2

 

2

Hepatitis A

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

2

(doses must be at least

6 months apart)

Tdap

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

*

The final dose in the series should be administered on or after the 4th birthday and at least six months following the previous dose. If 4 doses are administered prior to age 4 years, a 5th dose should be administered at age 4 through 6 years. (MMWR 2009; 58(30): 829-830)
 
Catch-Up Schedule

Persons aged 7 years or older who are not fully immunized with the childhood DTaP vaccine series, should receive a Tdap vaccine as the first dose in the catch-up series. If additional doses are needed, use Td vaccine.

Any student who presents for school enrollment without the required number of doses listed above, will follow the ACIP Catch-Up schedule.

 
Kindergarten and Children New to a School District

Per Nevada state law, unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a public, private, or charter school within Nevada until the child has been vaccinated or is in the process of being vaccinated against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria

  • Tetanus

  • Pertussis

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Rubella

  • Measles

  • Mumps

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Varicella

7th Grade
Per Nevada state law, unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled into 7th grade at a public, private, or charter school within Nevada until the child has been vaccinated against Pertussis. This involves the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Pertussis is also known as Whooping Cough.
 
University Students
Per Nevada state law, unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition a person shall not attend a university until they submit to the university proof of immunity to Tetanus, Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Rubella. If person is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a freshman, this person shall not reside in on-campus housing until they submit proof of immunity against Meningitis.

University is defined as any university within the Nevada System of High Education or any private post-secondary educational institution that provides on-campus housing.

 
Nevada State Laws
Please click on the following document that lists all Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Codes that require school vaccinations. The document also lists the laws explaining exemption from vaccinations per religious belief and medical conditions.
 
Laws regarding Nevada’s School Immunization Requirements (pdf)
 
 
What's New
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2013 – 2017 Immunization Strategic Plan (pdf)
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Use of Tdap Vaccine Instead of Td in ERs, Urgent Care Centers, and for Health Care Workers (pdf)
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Nevada Laws Requiring Immunization of Children in Public Schools and Private Schools UPDATED (pdf)
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Hepatitis B and Tdap Requirements for School Entry (pdf)
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