Required Immunizations

  • Parents & Guardians of Children entering Kindergarten: Does Your Child Have the Shots Needed to Start School?

    Elementary School Requirements 4 years of age and older:

    5 doses Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis with 1 dose received > 4 years of age if born on or after Sept. 15, 2003; or 4 doses, with 1 dose received > 4 years of age if born after Sept. 15, 2000, but before Sept. 15, 2003; or 3 doses, with 1 dose received > 4 years of age if born on or before Sept. 15, 2000.

    4 doses of Polio with 1 dose received > 4 years of age if born after Sept. 15, 2003; or 3 doses, with 1 dose received >4 years of age if born on or before Sept. 15, 2003.

    2 doses Measles/Rubella: the first dose shall have been received > 12 months of age; the second dose shall have been received >28 days after the first.

    3 doses Hepatitis B if born on or before July 1, 1994.

    2 doses Varicella > 12 months of age if born on or after Sept. 15, 2003; or 1 dose received >12 months of age if born on or after Sept. 15, 1997, but born before Sept. 15, 2003, unless the applicant has a reliable history of natural disease.

    7th grade Tdap that is now required upon enrollment. This law was passed and announced back in January 2013. 

    Requirements: Must be 18 or younger, a resident of Pottawattamie County, and either enrolled in Medicaid, not have health insurance, have health insurance that doesn’t cover vaccinations, or be Alaskan Native/American Indian.


    Certificate of Immunization

    To be filled out by the child’s Doctor and returned to the school the child will be attending upon registration


    Recommended Immunization Schedules for Ages 0-18

    To access the child, adolescent, and catch-up immunization schedules in ready-to-print (PDF) format, click here.