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Varicella Vaccine Mandates for Child Care and K-12

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State Child care 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? 2 doses required for entire cohort Required if VAR #1 is given at age 13 yrs or older? Date implemented
Alabama yes 9/2000 yes 9/2001 yes 9/2000 yes    yes 9/2000
Alaska yes 7/2001 yes 7/2009     yes Kg-Gr 6   7/2009
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    9/2014
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   7/2007
Hawaii yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002 yes   yes 7/2002
Idaho yes 4/2011 yes 9/2011     yes CC: all enrollees   4/2011
School: DOB>9/1/2005   SY 2011–13
Illinois yes 7/2002 yes 7/2002 yes SY 2008–09 yes Kg, Gr 6 & 9   SY 2014-15
Indiana yes 1/2003 yes SY 2004–05     yes Kg-Gr 12   SY 2013-14
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 SY 2003-04
Maryland yes 2000 yes 2001 prog yes SY 2006-07 yes Kg. yes SY 2014–15
Massachusetts yes   yes 1999 prog yes 1999 prog yes Kg, Gr 7   9/2011
Michigan yes 1/2000 yes 9/2002 yes 9/2002 yes Kg; Gr 6 2   1/2010
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 7/2001 yes SY 2005–06     yes Kg   SY 2010–11
Montana yes 2015 yes SY 2015-16 yes SY 2015-16 yes Kg–Gr 12   SY 2015-16
Nebraska yes 2/2004 yes 7/2004 yes 7/2004 yes Kg–Gr 12   7/2011
Nevada yes 10/2007 yes 7/2003     yes Kg   SY 2011‒12
CC, Kg - Gr 12   6/2018
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   7/2014
North Carolina yes 4/2002 for children born >4/1/2001 yes 2006 yes 2012 yes New enrollees >7/1/2015   7/2015
North Dakota yes 1/2004 yes 9/2004 Gr 6 2010 yes Kg   SY 2008–09
Ohio yes 3/2015 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  9/2000
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   8/2009
South Carolina yes 9/2000 yes SY 2001–02 yes 2007 yes Kg   SY 2014-15
South Dakota     yes 7/2000     yes Kg   SY 2007–08
Tennessee yes 1999 yes 7/2002 yes 7/2010 yes Kg, Gr 7   7/2010
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   8/2008
Virginia yes 7/1999 yes 7/1999 yes 7/1999 yes Kg   3/2010
Washington yes 7/2006 yes 7/2006 yes 7/2008 yes Kg   7/2008
Gr 9-12   SY 2016-17
West Virginia yes 1/2000 yes SY 2008–09     yes Kg   8/2008
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 students ages 13–17 yrs at admission.
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 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 30, 2020.
This page was reviewed on January 30, 2020.
 
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