Updated: August 7, 2002
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
MS #11 MUN
Phone: (860) 509-7929
Fax: (860) 509-7945
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.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1st dose due. 4 months: 2nd dose due. 6 months 3rd dose due. 15-18 months: 4th dose due.
K-12- 4-6 years before starting school: 5th dose due. 11-16 years: 1 dose Td (tetanus, diptheria) recommended
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade||Day Care, Head Start, K and 7th grade - Birth - 2 months: 1st dose due. 1-4 months: 2nd dose due at least 1 month after 1st dose. 6-18 months: 3rd dose due. 11-12 years: 1 dose is required to enter 7th grade if child has not had Hep B shots. 3 doses are required to enter 8th grade if child has not had Hep B shots.|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1st dose, 4 months: 2nd dose, 6 months: 3rd dose, 12-15 months: 4th dose|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start - 1st dose due 12-15 months.
K: 2nd dose of measles containing vaccine due (does not have to be MMR).
7th grade: 2nd dose of measles containing vaccine due if not previously given.
2nd dose - 4-6 years: 2nd dose of measle containing vaccine due (does not have to be MMR)
College, University, MR and MM2- All full time or part time matriculated students need 2 doses of measles and 1 dose of rubella.
|Meningococcal||College/University||College/University - All college and university students who reside in on-campus housing must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. Medical and religious exemptions are allowed.|
|Pneumococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1st dose due. 4 months: 2nd dose due. 6-18 months: 3rd dose due.
K-12- 4-6 years before starting school: 4 doses
|Varicella||Day Care, Kindergarten, Seventh Grade||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten - must show proof of immunity for entry. Grade 7: proof of immunity or vaccine required for entry.|