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Required Childhood Immunizations for Michigan School Settings

School communicable disease rules are the minimum standard for preventing disease outbreaks in school settings. Healthcare professionals in Michigan should follow the 2016 Recommended Immunization Schedule at or to best protect patients from all diseases. All doses of vaccines must be given with appropriate spacing between doses and at appropriate ages to be considered valid.

Entry Requirements for All Public & Non-Public Schools
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Vaccine** v
4 years through 6 years
7 years through 18 years
including all 7th grade students

4 doses DTP or DTaP,
one dose must be on or after 4 years of age
4 doses D and T OR 3 doses Td if #1 given on or after 7 years of age.
1 dose of Tdap for children 11 years of age or older upon entry into 7th grade or higher.
4 doses, if dose 3 administered on or after 4 years of age, only 3 doses are required
3 doses
2 doses on or after 12 months of age
2 doses on or after 12 months of age
Hepatitis B*
3 doses
3 doses
1 dose for all children 11 years of age or older upon entry into 7th grade or higher
2 doses of varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age OR current lab immunity OR reliable history of disease
2 doses of varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age OR current lab immunity OR reliable history of disease

* If vaccination is not administered, current laboratory evidence of immunity is required.
**Students susceptible to these diseases may be excluded from school.
Parents/guardians must obtain a certified nonmedical waiver from a local health department.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Division of Immunization Rev. September 9, 2016



The Board of Education believes that immunization is one of the most cost-effective measures to protect children from vaccine- preventable diseases. Accordingly, the Board requires that all students be properly immunized at the time of registration or not later than the first day of school pursuant to the provisions of the State Health Department regulations.

Students must meet the immunization requirements set by State for attendance at school in order to enroll or attend. 

Students who do not meet the immunization requirements on the opening day of school shall be admitted by the Superintendent in accordance with District administrative procedures. Transfer students shall not be admitted without proof of immunization as required by the State.

There are three (3) circumstances in which a required vaccine may be waived or delayed:


  1. A valid medical contraindication exists to receiving the vaccine. The child’s physician must certify the contraindication on Form 5320 F2.


  1. The parents hold religious or philosophical beliefs against receiving a vaccination. The parents must submit Form 5320 F3 before a waiver is granted.


  1. The child has received at least one (1) dose of each immunizing agent and the next dose(s) are not due yet.


When the District provides information on immunizations, infectious, disease, medications, or other school health issues to parents and guardians of students in at least grades, 6,9, and 12, the Board shall include information about meningococcal meningitis and, the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis and about human papillomavirus and the vaccine for human papillomavirus. The information shall include at least the causes and symptoms of meningococcal meningitis and how it is spread and the risks associated with human papillomavirus. In addition, the information shall include sources where parents/guardian may obtain additional information about both diseases and where they may obtain meningococcal meningitis and/or human papillomavirus vaccination of a child. 

Revised 12/19/06

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