Childcare, School, and College Immunization Requirements

Childcare and Preschool Immunization Requirements

Childcare and preschool vaccine & dosage requirements depend upon the child's age.
VaccineProtects Against
DTaP/DT Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
IPV Polio
Hib Haemophilus Influenzae type b
PCV-13 (Prevnar) Streptococcus Pneumoniae
HBV Hepatitis B
HAV Hepatitis A
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella
VZV (Varicella) Chickenpox

Kindergarten Entry Immunization Requirements

  • 5 DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
    • 4 OK if last one given after age 4
  • 4 IPV or OPV (polio)
    • 3 OK if last one given after age 4 and all 3 are the same type (OPV or IPV)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 Varicella (or History of Chickenpox)

State of Nevada Entry Immunization Requirements for New Students Grades K-12th

  • 5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
    • 4 OK if last one given after age 4
  • 4 IPV or OPV (Polio)
    • 3 OK if last one given after age 4 and all 3 are the same type (OPV or IPV)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 Hepatitis A
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 Varicella (or History of Chickenpox)

7th Grade Entry Immunization Requirement

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) at 7th grade entry
  • NEW REQUIREMENT - 1 MCV4 or MenACWY (Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate)

College Immunization Requirements

  • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) or Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) within the past 10 years
  • 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 1 MCV4 or MenACWY (Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate)
    • New Requirement for University Students - All students enrolled as a freshman at a Nevada university, 23 years or younger, may not attend after September 1, 2017 without proof of meningococcal vaccination on or after age 16.

Other immunizations may be required depending upon the student's major.