Updated: January 17, 2014
Maine Department of Human Services - Bureau of Health
DHS 11 SHS
2 Bangor Street
Phone: (207) 287-3746
Fax: (800) 867-4775
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- 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 the CDC.)
K-12- 5 doses of any DTP containing vaccine or DT. If the 4th dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday, then only 4 doses are required.
College, University- 1 dose of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP); diphtheria, tetanus (DT); or tetanus and, diphtheria (Td) toxoid within 10 years prior to enrollment.
|Hepatitis A||Day Care, Head Start||2 doses|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start||3 doses|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses, age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age)|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 2 doses, 1st dose must be after 1st birthday. 4 weeks must separate 2 doses.
K-8- 2nd dose measles is required (Since Fall 1997)
MMR - All attendees born after 1956
|Meningococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Pneumococcal||Day Care, Head Start||4 doses by 15 months of age (age appropriate)|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 4 doses are necessary. The 1st dosemust be administered at least 6 weeks after birth, with subsequent doses given at least 4 weeks apart. The 4th dose is not needed if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
K-12- Age appropriate
|Varicella||Kindergarten, First Grade||K-1 - 1 dose is required for children entering K and 1st grade.|