Child Care, School and College 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 college entry.

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

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


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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