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State Information

Varicella Mandates for School and Child Care (CC)

An empty box in this table indicates a "no" answer
State Childcare Elementary school Middle/junior/senior high Second dose requirement
Varicella vaccine required? Date
implemented
Required for elementary school students? Date
implemented
Required for middle school, junior/senior high students? Date
implemented
Is dose #2 required? Required if VAR #1 is given at age 13 yrs or older 2 doses required for entire cohort Date
implemented
Alabama yes 9/2000 yes 9/2001†            
Alaska yes 7/2001 yes 7/2009     yes   Kg-Gr 6 July 2009
Arizona yes 9/2005 yes 9/2005† yes 9/2005† yes yes   SY 2005–06
Arkansas yes 3/2000 yes 9/2000 Gr 7 9/2000 yes   Kg–Gr 12 Sept 2014
California yes 7/2001 yes  7/2001 yes   partially1   See footnote 1  
Colorado yes 7/2000 yes 7/2000 yes 2006 yes   Kg† SY 2007–08
Connecticut yes 2/2000 yes  8/2000 yes 8/2000 yes   Kg, Gr 7 SY 2011–12
Delaware yes 9/2002 yes 9/2003† yes SY 2009–10† yes   Kg; new enrollees in Gr 1–6 SY 2008–09
Dist. of
Columbia
yes  1997 yes 1997† yes 1997† yes   Kg–Gr 12 SY 2008–09
Florida yes 7/2001 yes SY 2001–02† yes   yes   Kg† SY 2008–09
Georgia yes 8/2000 yes 8/2000 yes 8/2001 yes   Kg; Gr 6; new enrollees in Kg–12 July 2007
Hawaii yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002 yes yes   July 2002
Idaho yes 4/2011 yes 9/2011     yes   CC: all enrollees April 2011
School: DOB>9/1/2005 SY 2011–12
Illinois yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002† yes SY 2008–09        
Indiana yes 1/2003 yes SY 2004–05     yes   Kg; Gr 6–12 SY 2010–11
Iowa yes 1/2004 yes 1/2004 yes SY 2009–10 yes   Kg SY 2009–10
Kansas yes 9/2009 yes 9/2004† yes SY 2010–11 yes   CC; Kg–Gr 10† SY 2009–10
Kentucky yes 8/2001 yes 8/2001 yes SY 2009–10 yes   CC, Kg, Gr 6 SY 2011‒12
Louisiana yes 9/2003 yes 9/2003 yes 9/04† yes   CC; Kg, Gr 6 2 SY 2009–10
Maine yes 11/2002 yes 9/2003† yes SY 2006–07† yes yes    
Maryland yes 2000 yes 2001 prog† yes SY 2006-07† yes yes Kg. SY 2014–15
Massachusetts yes   yes 1999 prog† yes 1999 prog† yes   Kg, Gr 7 Sept 2011
Michigan yes 1/2000 yes 9/2002 yes 9/2002 yes   Kg; Gr 6 2 Jan 2010
Minnesota yes 9/2004 yes 9/2004 yes 9/2004 yes   Kg; Gr 7 SY 2009–10
Mississippi yes SY 2002–03 yes SY 2002–03     yes   CC 4–6yrs; new enrollees in Kg–12 SY 2009–10
Missouri yes 7/31/2001 yes SY 2005–06     yes   Kg† SY 2010–11
Montana yes 9/2006                
Nebraska yes 2/2004 yes 7/2004† yes 7/2004† yes   Kg–Gr 12 July 2011
Nevada yes 10/2007 yes 7/2003     yes   Kg SY 2011‒12
New Hampshire yes 1/2003 yes SY 2003–04 Gr 6 SY 2003–04 yes   Kg; Gr 1† & 6† SY 2009–10
New Jersey yes  9/2004† Kg, Gr 1 9/2004 DOB >1/1/98          
New Mexico yes 9/2000 yes 9/2002† yes 2008 yes   Kg SY 2008–09
New York yes 8/1999 DOB >1/1/98 9/2003 yes 1/2005 yes   Kg, Gr 7 July 2014
North Carolina yes 4/2002 for children born >4/1/2001 yes 2006 yes 2012 yes   1st time enrollees July 2015
North Dakota yes 1/2004 yes 9/2004 Gr 6† 2010 yes   Kg† SY 2008–09
Ohio     yes SY 2006–07†     yes   Kg† SY 2010–11
Oklahoma yes  1998 yes 1998† yes 2004†        
Oregon yes 9/2000 yes 9/2000 yes 9/2000 yes yes   Sept 2000
Pennsylvania yes 1997 yes SY 2002–03 yes SY 2002–03 yes   Kg–Gr 12 SY 2011‒12
Rhode Island yes  1999 yes 1999† yes SY 1999–00     Kg†, Gr 7† August 2009
South Carolina yes 9/2000 yes SY 2001–02 yes 2007†        
South Dakota     yes 7/2000     yes   Kg SY 2007–08
Tennessee yes 1999 yes 7/2002 yes 7/2010 yes   Kg, Gr 7 July 2010
Texas yes 2000 yes 2000 yes 2000 yes   Kg†, Gr 7† SY 2009–10
Utah yes 7/2008 yes 2002† yes 5/2007 yes   Kg, Gr 7 SY 2015–16
Vermont yes 4/2011 yes 8/2008 yes 8/2008 yes   Kg, Gr 7 August 2008
Virginia yes born on or after 1/97 yes born on or after 1/97 yes 1999 yes   Kg March 2010
Washington yes 7/2006 yes 7/2006† yes 7/2008 yes   Kg† July 2008
West Virginia yes 1/2000 yes SY 2008–09     yes   Kg August 2008
Wisconsin yes SY 2001–02† yes SY 2001–02† yes SY 2004–05† yes   Kg†, Gr 6† & 12 SY 2008–09
Wyoming yes SY 2010–11 yes SY 2010–11 yes SY 2010–11 yes   CC, Kg–Gr 12 SY 2010–11
Signifies progressive implementation in successive grades (e.g., 7th grade in 2009, 7th and 8th grades in 2010)
1 CA requires dose #2 for transfer students ages 13–17 yrs admitted to CA schools on or after 7/1/2001
2 Michigan's mandate also extends to all other students changing school districts; Louisiana's mandate also extends to 11 and 12 year-old students in grades other than grade 6
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 January 29, 2015
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