Immunizations

Student Immunization Law Age and Grade Requirements

The following are the minimum required immunizations for each age/grade level. It is not a recommended immunization schedule for infants and preschoolers. For that schedule, contact your doctor or local health department.

 2015 Wisconsin Immunization Requirements  
  1. DTP/DTaP/DT vaccine for children entering Kindergarten: Your child must have received one dose after the 4th birthday (either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th) to be compliant. (Note: a dose 4 days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable).

  2. DTP/DTaP/DT/Td vaccine for students entering grades 1 through 12: Four doses are required. However, if your child received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required. (Note: a dose 4 days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable).

  3. Tdap means adolescent tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine. If your child received a dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine, such as Td, within 5 years of entering the grade in which Tdap is required, your child is compliant and a dose of Tdap vaccine is not required.

  4. Polio vaccine for students entering grades Kindergarten through 12: Four doses are required. However, if your child received the 3rd dose after the 4th birthday, further doses are not required. (Note: a dose 4 days or less before the 4th birthday is also acceptable).

  5. The first dose of MMR vaccine must have been received on or after the first birthday (Note: a dose 4 days or less before the 1st birthday is also acceptable).

  6. Var means Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. A history of chickenpox disease is also acceptable.

Use the Student Immunization Record to record the date(s) of immunization(s) or claim a waiver. The record is also available in Spanish.

For more information about the Tdap requirements for middle and high school students, please read the fact sheet on pages 17-18 of the Wisconsin School Immunization Requirements publication.

For more general information about vaccinations, please contact the Brown County Health Department.
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