Vaccines

Wyoming

Updated: July 22, 2014

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Wyoming Department of Health - Immunizations
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 420
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7952
Fax: (307) 777-3615
Website

Vaccine Requirements for the State of Wyoming

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), Td Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 4 doses for all children over 18 months of age.

K-12- 5 doses. If a fourth (4th) dose of DTaP vaccine was administered on or after a child’s fourth (4th) birthday, and at least six (6) months has passed since the third (3rd) dose, a fifth (5th) dose is not required.

If older than 7 years of age, 1 dose of Td.

Children eleven (11) years of age and older should receive the Tdap vaccine. Children with a medical contraindication to the pertussis (whooping cough) antigen should receive Td instead of the Tdap vaccine. Tdap vaccine may be administered to a child regardless of the interval since the last tetanus- or diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine. During the 2014-2015 school year, any student in grades eleven (11) through 12 is considered exempt with the immunization requirements for Tdap, according to when the new school rules became effective on 08/17/10.
Hepatitis A None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Hepatitis B Day Care, Head Start, First Grade, Seventh Grade 3 doses.
Hib Day Care, Head Start The number of primary doses of Hib vaccine is determined by vaccine product and age the series begins. If a child has not received the completed series of Hib vaccine and is younger than 60 months (5 years) of age, the child should receive one (1) dose of the Hib vaccine. Hib vaccine is not required for children age 5 years and older.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 1 dose on or after 12 months of age

College, University- MMR and 2nd dose measles are recommended for all enrollees

K, 7, 12- 2nd dose of MMR required prior to entry; also required of all transfer students

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

K-12-  3 to 4 doses. Children who receive three (3) doses of IPV before the fourth (4th) birthday should receive a fourth (4th) dose before or at school entry. The fourth (4th) dose is not needed if the third (3rd) dose is given on or after the fourth (4th) birthday. If all four (4) doses are given after six (6) weeks of age and are all separated by at least four (4) weeks, a fifth (5th) dose is not needed, even if the fourth (4th) dose was administered before four (4) years of age.

Varicella K-12 2 doses (or documented history of disease).

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