Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Requirements – Resource links and charts

Below are resources for you to use to find out what the West Virginia vaccine requirements are for children in different situations.

West Virginia Daycare Admission Requirements

This chart explains the vaccinations required for children entering daycare.  These requirements are recommended in conjunction with the recommended schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). If your child will not need daycare or be enrolled in a pre-K program, please see the following link for school entry as less vaccinations are required.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT AN ANNUAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION IS NOT REQUIRED

REFERENCE LINK HERE

West Virginia Child Care Centers Immunization Guidelines
West Virginia Child Care Centers Immunization Guidelines: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/providers/Documents/Section%205/Childcare_Guidelines_092014.pdf

West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten Admission Requirements

This chart explains the guidelines for assuring the minimum required vaccinations for children entering pre-K.  There are rules regarding the dosing of the Hib and PCV vaccination.

***PLEASE NOTE that students may be provisionally enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten with AT LEAST ONE DOSE of each required vaccine and allowed up to EIGHT MONTHS to obtain up-to-date status.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT AN ANNUAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION IS NOT REQUIRED

If your child will not need a pre-K program, please see the following link for school entry as less vaccinations are required.

REFFERENCE LINK HERE

West Virginia Immunization Requirements for New School Enterers
West Virginia Immunization Requirements for New School Enterers: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Documents/Revised%20September%202013%20Pre-K%20Requirements%20Chart.pdf

West Virginia School Admission Requirements

This chart explains the requirements for children entering school for the first time.  The vaccinations required for school in West Virginia are less than what the CDC and ACIP recommend on the childhood recommended schedule.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROTAVIRUS, HEP A, PCV, HIB, HPV, AND ANNUAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ADMISSION.

REFFERENCE LINK HERE

New School Entry Requirements
New School Entry Requirements http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Documents/NewSchoolEnterers.pdf

West Virginia 7TH AND 12TH GRADE Requirements

This chart explains the requirements for children entering THE 7TH AND 12TH GRADES.  Please see the rules regarding administration of the vaccines.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HPV AND ANNUAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.

REFFERENCE LINK HERE

West Virginia Immunization Requirements for 7th 12th Graders
West Virginia Immunization Requirements for 7th 12th Graders: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Documents/SevenTwelve.pdf

Summary of College and Vocational Institution Recommendations

These are RECOMMENDATIONS and not specific to West Virginia higher education institutions. Please check with your specific school regarding offered exemptions from vaccinations.

College and Vocational Institution Recommendations for Immunization
College and Vocational Institution Recommendations for Immunization: http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Documents/College_Entry_Recommendations.pdf