• IMMUNIZATION 

    State Law requires that students in grades K-12 provide the school a Certificate of Immunization. This certificate should be presented to the school on the day of registration and orientation. 


    MS School Entry Immunization Requirements 
    Effective School Year 2007 - 2008 
    Vaccine/antigen

    No of doses

    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussus (DTaP)b

    5c

    Polio (IPV)

    4d

    Hepatitis B

    3

    Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

    3

    Varicella (chickenpox)

    2e

      

    a- All children entering a Mississippi school (any grade) for the first time will be required to have the above listed immunizations 

    b - Children entering a Mississippi school after their 7"' birthday, not meeting the above DTaP requirements will need at least 3 total doses of diphtheria/tetanus containing vaccines (preferably as the first of the 3 doses) for children age 10 years and older. 

    c- If the 4th dose is received on or after the 4th birthday, a 5th dose is not required. 

    d -If the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday, a 4th dose is not required. 

    e - If there is a history of chickenpox, the vaccine is not required.