Child Care, School and University Requirements

Keeping children healthy and in the classroom benefits everyone. As kids begin to grow, they may be around other kids and adults who may or may not be vaccinated; one of the best ways to keep your child healthy is keeping up-to-date with immunizations. Nevada law requires immunizations for child care, school, and university entry.

Check here to find out which immunizations are required for child care in the state of Nevada. 

Check here to find out which immunizations are required for school in the state of Nevada.

Check here to see the immunization rates at your child's school.
 

University Immunization Requirements

Per Nevada state law, unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition a person shall not attend a university until they submit to the university proof of immunity to Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td or Tdap), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR). If person is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a freshman, this person shall not attend university until he or she submits to the university proof of immunity against Meningitis. University is defined as any university within the Nevada System of High Education or any private post-secondary educational institution.

 


Updated Requirements for Child Care or Accommodation Facilities

It is now necessary for children being admitted to child care or accommodation facilities in Nevada to receive all required vaccines at the youngest recommended age per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Any child who is behind on Nevadaa's required immunizations must be brought up-to-date utilizing the ACIP Catch Up Schedule to continue to attend the child care/accommodation facility. 

Verification of Varicella Immunity for School and Child Care Entry 

A child being admitted to child care or enrolling in public, charter, or private school in Nevada after June 30, 2018, must have age appropriate vaccination or other proof of immunity to Varicella. This requirement does not apply to children enrolled and/or admitted to school or child care before June 30, 2018. A written statement from a physician attesting to a person's positive history of Varicella or laboratory proof of Varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of Varicella vaccination documentationn. If a parent or guardian cannot provide confirmed history of disease, or if laboratory proof of immunity is not available, the Varicella vaccine requirement must be met. 

New Requirements for 7th Grade Enrollment

1. A child enrolling in seventh (7th) grade in a Nevada public or private school after June 30th, 2017 must receive an immunization against Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4). The child must receive at least one dose of MCV4 on or after age 10 years.
2. This new requirement does not apply to students enrolled in a Nevada public or private school before July 1st, 2009.

New Requirements for University Freshmen

1. A student enrolled as a freshman of a Nevada university, who is less than 23 years of age upon enrollment, may not attend university after September 1, 2017 without proof of immunity to Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis). Vaccination with at least one dose of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after age 16 years will satisfy this requirement.
 

Have questions about meningococcal disease? Visit www.immunizenevada.org/meningitis for answers and resources.

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