Every state in the U.S. requires children to be vaccinated against certain communicable diseases as a condition for school attendance. Your child will not be able to attend school without medical certification that they are vaccinated and up to date on boosters against the diseases required in the state you live. 


While vaccinations required vary by location, every state in the U.S. requires the following vaccines for student enrollment from kindergarten to grade 12:


  • Polio
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Chickenpox
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)


Depending on the state or city in which you plan to enroll your child in school, additional vaccinations may also be required.