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Required Immunizations

Students enrolled in grades 5K to 12 in both public and private schools must be up to date on the following shots based on their grade level:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • DTaP (tetanus, whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)


Follow these steps to make sure your child is ready for school

  1. Schedule your child’s well visit/physical early before school starts. Spring or summer break is a great time to get this done so you won’t run into any delays once school begins.

  2. Ask your child’s healthcare provider what vaccines they recommend. Some vaccines are not required for school attendance but are highly recommended by physicians for all students.

    When every student receives an annual flu vaccine it protects schools from flu outbreaks. Adolescents also need the HPV vaccine to protect against cancers. Vaccines are also needed to protect against meningitis.
  3.  Obtain a new South Carolina Certificate of Immunization every time your child has a shot.
  4. Give a copy of the new South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to your child’s school.

Immunizations by Grade

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