Updated: June 28, 2006
Rhode Island Department of Health - Division of Disease Prevention & Control
3 Capitol Hill
Phone: (401) 222-2312
Fax: (401) 272-1442
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 - DC: age appropriate (according to Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule at www.cdc.gov/nip), HS: 4 doses
K-12- 5 doses, unless 4th dose after 4 years: 3 doses Td if older than 7 years; Td or Tdap booster 7th Grade if it has been five years or more since the last dose of diptheria-tetanus containing vaccine.
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade, Ninth Grade||Day Care, Head Start, K-12 - DC, HS: 3 doses or 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: 3 doses required; Grade 7: 3 doses|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||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)|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- All children in school (including day care and kindergarten) are required to have 2 doses of a “measles containing vaccine” (preferably MMR), one dose of mumps vaccine, and one dose of rubella vaccine. The first dose of these three vaccines must have been given on or after the first birthday. There must be at least one month between the first and second dose.
College, University- Measles and rubella are required for all students: Rubella is required; if born after 1956
K-1- 2nd dose of MMR is required prior to entry; Effective 8/1/2001- required of all students K-12
|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 (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 - K: 4 doses, 3 if last dose given after 4 years of age; 7: same as K;
|Varicella||Day Care, Kindergarten||Kindergarten, 7 - K: 1 dose or physician documentation of history of disease ; 7: 1 dose; all students as of 8/1/2005|