Updated: June 10, 2014
Tennessee Department of Health
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3111
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 - 4 or more doses, age appropriate.
K-12 - 4 or more doses, age appropriate.
7th grade: Tdap booster - evidence of one Tdap dose given any time before 7th grade entry is required regardless of Td history.
|Hepatitis A||Day Care, Head Start, K||Day Care, Head Start: 1 dose, required by 18 months of age or older. K: 2 doses, spaced at least 6 months apart|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten - 3 doses, age appropriate.|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate, only for ages 5 and younger.|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start, K-12 - 2 doses, given on or after the 1st birthday required.
College/University- two doses of MMR are required for full time students born after 1957
K-12- second dose of MMR is required prior to entry
|Meningococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Pneumococcal||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- age appropriate, kids 5 and younger.|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start, K-12 - 4 doses, age appropriate. Final dose on or after the 4th birthday.|
|Varicella||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start: 1 dose. K, 7th grade: 2 doses or history of disease.|