School Immunization Requirements

The school health record must include the following information:

  • The child's name and date of birth
  • A minimum of:
    • Required for Kindergarten entry:
      • 5 DTaP (4 DTaP if 4th is given on or after 4th birthday)
      • 4 Polio (if 4th dose given before the 4th birthday, an additional age appropriate IPV should be given on or after the 4th birthday)
      • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
      • 1 Varicella (chickenpox) or reliable history of disease
    • Required for 7th grade entry:
      • 1 Tdap
      • 1 Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)
    • Required for 12th grade entry:
      • 2 MCV4, only one dose is required if the 1st dose is given on or after 16th birthday
  • Each immunization entry must include:
    • Vaccine type, date administered and the name of the provider
  • Exemptions may be granted for philosophical, religious, or medical reasons.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Office of School and Student Supports
Maine Department of Education
School Nurse Consultant
(207) 624-6688

Maine Immunization Program
Maine Centers for Disease Control
Maine Department of Health & Human Services
(207) 287-3746 or (800) 867-4775
TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
www.ImmunizeME.org

Revised 9/2018