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Immunization Regulations 


Summary of the School Immunization Rules and Regulations 2016-2017

Student Age GroupRequired Vaccines
Ages 2 through 5 years enrolled in a school based program not licensed as a child care provider4 doses of DTaP, DTP, or DT vaccine
3 doses of Polio vaccine
3 doses of Hib vaccine or 1 dose of Hib given at or after 15 months of age
3 doses of pediatric Hepatitis B vaccine
1 dose of MMR or MMRV given on or after 12 months of age
1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) or MMRV given on or after 12 months of age. Written documentation (including year) of varicella disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted.
4 doses of pneumococcal or 1 dose of pneumococcal given on or after 15 months of age
Students entering school(Kindergarten or 1st Grade depending on the school district’s entering grade)3 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, or Td vaccine, one given on or after the 4th birthday
3 doses of Polio vaccine
3 doses of pediatric Hepatitis B vaccine or 2 doses of adolescent vaccine if student is 11-15 years of age
2 doses of MMR or MMRV vaccine, given on or after 12 months of age and separated by at least one month
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or MMRV given on or after 12 months of age. Written documentation (including year) of varicella disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted. If the child has had varicella disease, they do not need any varicella shots.
Additionally, for 7th Grade OnlyMust be current with the above vaccinations
AND receive
1 dose of Tdap (contain Pertussis booster)
Students transferring from outside the state at any gradeMust be immunized appropriately according to the grade entered.

Source: Nebraska Immunization Program, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. . For additional information, call
402-471-6423.

The School Rules & Regulations are available on the internet: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/reg/t173.htm (Title 173: Control of Communicable Diseases - Chapter 3; revised and implemented 2011)