Updated: July 29, 2003
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, 50319
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, K-12||Day Care- 2-18 months of age: 1 dose required. 18 months of age and older: 3 doses.
K-12- 3 doses, 1 dose after 4th birthday
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||K-12||3 doses for all children born after 7/1/94|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- 2-18 months at least 1 dose required; 18 months or older 3 doses required; or 1 dose after 15 months of age|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, K-12||K-12 - 1 dose measles and rubella required for children 15 months and older; 2nd dose required if enrolled after 7/3/91; mumps not required
Day Care - 1 dose required for children 18 months and older
|Meningococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Pneumococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Polio||Day Care, K-12||Day Care- 2-18 months of age: 1 dose required. 18 months of age and older: 3 doses.
K-12- 3 doses, last dose after 4th birthday
|Varicella||Day Care, K-12||All children born after 9/15/97 and entering a licensed childcare facility, pre-school, or school must receive before entry.|