Vaccinations Required

Missouri law requires that children entering school must satisfy immunization requirements. These requirements include immunizations against:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus Toxoids/Pertussis (DPT)
  • Poliomyelitis (OPV)
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • German Measles (Rubella)
  • Mumps

In addition, all children born on or after January, 1994 must have three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.

All susceptible children born on or after January 1, 1997 are required to have 2 doses of chickenpox vaccine not earlier than the age of 12 months or proof of disease written by your physician.

Proof of the exact dates of such immunizations and a verification that a physical examination has been completed must be certified by a doctor or Health Department official before a child enters school.

Requirements for entering kindergarten in the Missouri school system are discussed in more detail on the Missouri Department of Education kindergarten web page.