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Children in Pre-Kindergarten 
(Child Care) Need: 

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Immunizations (shots) needed before starting pre-kindergarten (child care) and at each age checkpoint after entry:

Age When Admitted
Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization
​2 through 3 Months
​1 Polio, 1 DTaP, 1 Hep B, 1 Hib
​4 through 5 Months
​2 Polio, 2 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
​6 through 14 Months
​2 Polio, 3 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
​15 through 17 Months
​3 Polio, 3 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 1 Varicella
On or after 1st birthday: 1 Hib*, 1 MMR
​18 through 5 years
​3 Polio, 4 DTaP, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella
On or after 1st birthday: 1 Hib*, 1 MMR


*One Hib dose must be given on or after the 1st birthday regardless of previous doses. Required only for children younger than 5 years old. 

DTaP = diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine 
Hib = Haemophilus influenzae, type B vaccine 
Hep B = hepatitis B vaccine 
MMR = measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine 
Varicella = chickenpox vaccine 

Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. 

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