Vaccines

West Virginia

Updated: July 14, 2014

Contact Information

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources - Immunization Program
350 Capitol Street
Room 125
Charleston, 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2188
Fax: (304) 558-6335
Website

Vaccine Requirements for the State of West Virginia

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 Day Care- 4 doses, age appropriate. K - 12: Children seven years of age and older may receive tetanus, diphtheria (Td) vaccine in lieu of DTaP vaccine. A single dose of Tdap vaccine should be considered in the series if age appropriate.
Hepatitis A Day Care 2 doses by 5 years of age
Hepatitis B Day Care, Head Start Children entering school shall show proof that they have received at least three doses of HEPATITIS B vaccine with at least one dose having been given on or after six months of age. The second and third doses should be separated by at least two months
Hib Day Care Day Care- 4 doses. Children starting the series at greater than 6 months of age generally need: 3 doses if the first dose was given between 7-11 months of age 2 doses if the first dose was given between 12-14 months of age 1 dose if that dose was given between 15 and 59 months of age
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, K-12 Day Care, K-12- Children entering school shall show proof that they have received two doses of RUBEOLA (MEASLES) vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than one month after the first dose. Alternatively, immunity may be proven through laboratory testing. Children entering school shall show proof that they have received at least two doses of MUMPS vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than one month after the first dose. Alternately, immunity may be shown through laboratory testing.

K- 2nd measles required prior to entry

Rotavirus Day Care Rotavirus vaccine series must be initiated between 6 weeks and 14 weeks, 6 days of age. If not, the series should not be started at all. Subsequent doses should be administered at 4 to 10 week intervals. No dose should be given after the end of 7th month of age.
Pneumococcal Day Care, Head Start. 4 doses. Children starting the series at greater than 6 months of age generally need: 3 doses if the first dose was given between 7-11 months of age 2 doses if the first dose was given at 12-23 months of age 1 dose if that dose was given between 24-59 months of age
Polio Day Care Day Care- Age appropriate

New Entrants- 3 doses, last dose after 4th birthday

Varicella Day Care Children entering school shall show proof that they have received two doses of VARICELLA (CHICKENPOX) vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than three month after the first. Alternately, immunity may be shown through the written or verbal statement of a parent or legal guardian attesting to the fact of their child’s history of chickenpox. A third alternative is to show immunity through laboratory testing.

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