Updated: August 29, 2002
Mississippi Department of Human Services
750 North State Street
Phone: (601) 576-7751
Fax: (601) 359-4422
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 CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip)
K-12- 4 doses, 1 dose after 4th birthday; 3 doses Td after 7 years of age, pertussis is not needed after 7 years of age.
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||K-12||K-12 - School Entry only: 3 doses required|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate, (according to Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule at www.cdc.gov/nip)|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 1 dose after first birthday
K-12- 2nd dose measles required prior to entry
College, University- MMR, M2- New enrollees at State 4-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, (according to Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule at www.cdc.gov/nip).
K-12- 3 doses, last dose on or after 4th birthday
|Varicella||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten||Age appropriate (according to Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule at www.cdc.gov/nip).|