Immunizations remain the single most effective way to protect against many diseases and some cancers. The immunization schedule is designed to provide immunity (protection) early in life, before children are likely to be exposed to serious, potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing serious diseases.

State of Maine Immunization Requirements for School Children 
(Code of Maine Rules 10-144 Ch. 261 and 05-071 Ch. 126)

Maine Immunization Requirements Handout Updated 2/2023 (English)

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School Vaccination Rule FAQ Updated May 2024

Considerations for Special Populations Notice June 2022

Sample Forms

A Medical exemption is to be provided by the parent/student and must be  a written statement from a Maine licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the licensed physician's, nurse practitioner's or physician assistant's professional judgment, immunization against one or more of the diseases may be medically inadvisable.

School Nurses can have access to Maine's statewide immunization registry as a way to easily access student immunization records. Maine Immunization Information System (ImmPact) 


The Maine Department of Education and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) support Maine schools and community health partners efforts to provide school located vaccines if they choose to do so. The past efforts of school nurses and community health partners has led to improved health and attendance of school-aged children.   

Maine Immunization Program (Maine CDC) Provider Portal & Resources

School-Located Vaccine Clinics Toolkit 2023

Part I: Vaccine Eligibility and Clinic Registration 

Part II: Documents to Send Home

Part III: Clinic Guidance

Part IV: Model Emergency Plans

Part V: Vaccine Storage and Handling

Part VI: Billing for Vaccine Administration Fees

Part VII: Communications

Please visit Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention for the most up-to-date information regarding Influenza at

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