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Alabama
Entry last updated: September 24, 2002

State Contact Information
Alabama Department of Public Health
RSA Tower
PO Box 303017
Montgomery, 36130
Phone: (800) 469-4599
Fax: (800) 706-8507
www.adph.org/immunization

Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.

Vaccine Age/Grade Comments
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Day Care;Head Start;K-12

Day Care, Head Start - Day Care, Head Start – 4 doses or age appropriate. (Age appropriate means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child's age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip)

K-12 - 3 doses; at least one dose must have been administered after the child's 4th birthday. Pertussis required.

Hepatitis A None/No Requirements

None/No Requirements

Hepatitis B None/No Requirements

None/No requirements

Hib Day Care;Head Start

Day Care, Head Start - Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child's age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip)

Influenza None/No Requirements

None/No Requirements

Lyme Disease None/No Requirements

None/No Requirements

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care;Head Start;K-12;College/University

Day care, Head Start: 1 doses  required.  The first dose must have been administered on or after the child's 1st birthday. 1 dose of rubella and 1 dose of mumps are required, each administered on or after the 1st birthday. 

K-12: 1 dose of rubella and 1 dose of mumps are required, each administered on or after the 1st birthday.

Second dose - 2 MCV: 1st dose on/after 1st birthday and 2nd dose after 28 days

College/University - 2 doses MMR required for all entrants to four year colleges.

Meningococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Pneumococcal None/No Requirements

None/No Requirements

Polio Day Care;Head Start;K-12

Day Care, Head Start - Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child's age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip)

K-12 - 4 doses (3 if the 3rd dose was received after the fourth birthday).

Varicella Day Care;Head Start;Kindergarten;First Grade

Day Care, Head Start, K-1 - DC, HS: Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child's age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip).  Attendees of 5-year old K and 1st grade must have documentation of varicella vaccine. Documented history of the disease is accepted in lieu of vaccination.

 


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