SchoolVaxView For Parents

In a school setting, germs that can cause vaccine-preventable diseases can spread quickly among children. Getting the proper vaccines from a health care professional can help children’s bodies guard against germs that cause illness. That’s why all 50 states and the District of Columbia require certain vaccinations before a child can enroll in school. Some may require vaccinations before a child can enter child care or preschool. As a parent, you may have questions about shots, diseases shots can help prevent, and requirements. Please check with your health care provider or your school about vaccinations recommended to protect your child and your school vaccination requirements.

Visit State School and Childcare Vaccination Laws for information on exemption laws.

State Web Links

Use this tool to link to websites for state health departments, immunization programs, and requirements.

Finding and Recording Your Child’s Immunization Records

Additional Vaccination Information

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Page last reviewed: October 12, 2017