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Immunization Action Coalition

State Information

Varicella Prevention Mandates

An empty box in this table indicates a "NO" answer
State Any childhood varicella vaccine mandate? Varicella vaccine or immunity law for daycare entry, year in effect. Varicella vaccine or immunity law for elementary school entry, year in effect. Varicella vaccine or immunity law for middle school/junior high entry, year in effect.
Alabama yes 9/00 9/01 prog   
Alaska yes 7/01 7/09  
Arizona yes 9/05 9/05 progressive 9/05 progressive
Arkansas yes 3/00  9/00 09/04
California yes 7/01 7/01    
Colorado yes 7/00 7/00 2006
Connecticut yes 2/00 8/00  8/00
Delaware yes 9/02 9/03 SY 2009–10
Dist of Columbia yes  1997 1997 prog 1997 prog
Florida yes 7/01 school year 2001 prog   
Georgia yes 8/00  8/00 8/01
Hawaii yes 7/02 7/02 7/02
Idaho yes 4/11 9/11   
Illinois yes 7/02 7/02   
Indiana yes 1/03 school year 2004 SY 2008-09
Iowa yes 1/04 1/04   
Kansas yes 9/09 9/04 SY 2009-10
Kentucky yes 8/01  8/01

SY 2010-11

Louisiana yes 9/03 9/03 SY 2009-10
Maine yes 11/02 9/03 9/04
Maryland yes 2000 2001 prog SY 2006-07
Massachusetts yes 1998-daycare
1999-preschool
1999 prog 1999 prog
Michigan yes 1/00 9/02 9/02
Minnesota yes 9/04 9/04 9/04
Mississippi yes school year 2002 school year 2002   
Missouri yes 7/30/01 school year 2005   
Montana yes 9/06      
Nebraska yes 2/04 7/04 prog 7/04 prog
Nevada yes 10/07 7/03   
New Hampshire yes 1/03 school year 2003 school year 2003
for 6th grade entry
New Jersey yes 9/04 9/04   
New Mexico yes  9/00 9/02 2008
New York yes 1/01 9/03 1/05
North Carolina yes 4/02
(for children born on or after 4/1/01)
 2006  2012
North Dakota yes 1/04 9/04   
Ohio yes    school year 2006   
Oklahoma yes  1998 1998 prog 2004 prog
Oregon yes  9/00 9/00 9/00
Pennsylvania yes 1997 school year 2002 school year 2002
Rhode Island yes 1999 1999 prog 8/00 prog
South Carolina yes  9/00 school year 2001 2007 prog
South Dakota yes 7/00 7/00   
Tennessee yes 1999 7/02 7/10
Texas yes 8/00 8/00 8/00
Utah yes 7/08 2002 prog 5/07
Vermont yes 4/11 8/08 8/08
Virginia yes born on or after 1/97 born on or after 1/97 1999
Washington yes 7/06 7/06 7/08
West Virginia yes 1/00 SY 2008-09  
Wisconsin yes school year 2001 prog school year 2001 prog school year 2004 prog
Wyoming yes SY 2010-11 SY 2010-11 SY 2010-11
Signifies a "progressive" law in which each new school year another successive grade becomes covered by the law (e.g., 7th grade in 2000, 7th and 8th grade in 2001).
If you have any updated information concerning this table, please call (651) 647-9009 or email admin@immunize.org  This table was compiled by the Immunization Action Coalition using information provided by state health departments.
This page was updated on November 1, 2012
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