Vaccines

Nebraska

Updated: March 3, 2014

Contact Information

Department of Health & Human Services
Immunization Program
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-6423
FAX: (402 471-6426
Email: barbara.ludwig@nebraska.gov
Website

Vaccine Requirements for the State of Nebraska

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-  4 doses of DTaP, DTP, or DT vaccine.

K-12- 3 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, or Td vaccine, one given on or after the 4th birthday.

7th grade - 1 dose of Tdap (must contain Pertussis booster) 

 

Hepatitis A None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Hepatitis B Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade 3 doses of pediatric Hepatitis B vaccine or 2 doses of adolescent vaccine if student is 11-15 years of age.
Hib Day Care, Head Start Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses or 1 dose given at or after 15 months of age. *Hib not required after child reaches 5 years of age.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start - 1 dose of MMR or MMRV on or after 1st birthday.

K-12 - 2 doses of MMR or MMRV vaccine, given on or after 12 months of age and separated by at least one month.

Meningococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Pneumococcal Day Care, Head Start
4 doses of pneumococcal or 1 dose of pneumococcal given on or 
after 15 months of age. *Pneumococcal not required after child 
reaches 5 yrs of age
4 doses of pneumococcal or 1 dose of pneumococcal given on or after 15 months of age. *Pneumococcal not required after child reaches 5 yrs of age
Polio Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start-  Age appropriate up to 3 doses; K-12-  3 doses
Varicella Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade Day Care, Head Start - 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) or MMRV given on or after 12 months of age. Written documentation (including year) of varicella disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted..

K-12 - 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or MMRV given on or after 12 months of age. Written documentation (including year) of varicella disease from parent, guardian, or health care provider will be accepted. If the child has had varicella disease, they do not need any varicella shots

 

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