Updated: May 8, 2014
Ohio Department of Health, Immunization Program
246 North High Street
Phone: (614) 466-4643
Fax: (614) 728-4279
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/DTP/DTTdap/Td)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 4 doses, age appropriate.
K: Four (4) or more of DTaP or DT, or any combination. If all four doses were given before the 4th birthday, a fifth (5) dose is required. If the fourth dose was administered at least six months after the third dose, and on or after the 4th birthday, a fifth (5) dose is not required. Recommended DTaP or DT minimum intervals for Kindergarten students: four (4) weeks between doses 1-2 and 2-3; six (6) month minimum intervals between doses 3-4 and 4-5. If a fifth dose is administered prior to the 4th birthday, a sixth dose is recommended, but not required.
Grades 1 - 7: Four (4) or more of DTaP or DT, or any combination. Three doses of Td or a combination of Td and Tdap is the minimum acceptable for children age seven (7) and up.
Grades 7 - 11: One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine must be administered prior to entry. Pupils who received one dose of Tdap as part of the initial series are not required to receive another dose. For students in 10th or 11th grades, one dose of Td (Tetanus and diphtheria) is acceptable. Tdap can be given regardless of the interval since the last tetanus- or diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine.
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, First Grade||Day Care, Head Start - Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B. The second dose must be administered at least 28 days after the first dose.
The third dose must be given at least 16 weeks after the first dose and at least 8 weeks after the second
dose. The last dose in the series (third or fourth dose), must not be administered before age 24 weeks.
K-12: 3 doses.
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- 3 or 4 doses depending on the vaccine type and the age when the child began the 1st dose of Hib. 1 dose if given after 15 months of age.|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start - 1 dose after 1st birthday.
K-12: 2 doses required. Dose 1 must be administered on or after the 1st birthday. The 2nd dose must be administered at least 28 days after dose 1.
|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- 3 doses of OPV or IPV or any combination of OPV or IPV.
K - 4: Three (3) or more doses of IPV. The FINAL dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday regardless of the number of previous doses. If a combination of OPV and IPV was received, four (4) doses of either vaccine are required
Grades 5 - 12: Three (3) or more doses of IPV or OPV. If the third dose of either series was received prior to the fourth birthday, a fourth (4) dose is required; If a combination of OPV and IPV was received, four (4) doses of either vaccine are required.
|Varicella||K-4||K -2 doses of varicella vaccine must be administered prior to entry.
Grades 1-4 - 1 dose of varicella vaccine must be administered on or after the first birthday