• 2019-2020 REQUIRED STANDARDS OF IMMUNIZATION FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

    Pursuant to Section 44-29-180, South Carolina Code of Laws, and South Carolina Regulation 61-8, “no superintendent of an institution of learning, no school board or principal of a school…may…enroll or retain a child or person who cannot produce satisfactory evidence of having been vaccinated or immunized so often as directed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control…. Records of vaccinations or immunizations must be maintained by the institution, school or day care facility to which the child or person has been admitted.”

     

    Note: Grade level requirements apply to all students entering or retained in the grades specified.

    Minimum Requirements:

    Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis

    · Grades 5K – 12  Four (4) doses of any combination of DTP, DT, DTaP, Td, or Tdap vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday.

     

    Tdap Booster

    · Grade 7 - 12  One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine received on or after the 7th birthday. 

     

    Polio

    · Grade 5K – 7  Three (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday.

    · Grades 8 – 12  Three (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) with at least one (1) dose received on or after the 4th birthday OR four (4) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) before 4th birthday (if all doses separated by at least 4 weeks).

     

    Rubeola (Measles)

    · Grades 5K – 12  Two (2) doses of Rubeola (Measles) vaccine with both doses received on or after the first birthday and separated by at least 4 weeks.

     

    Rubella (German Measles)

    · Grades 5K – 12  One (1) dose of Rubella (German Measles) vaccine received on or after the first birthday.

     

    Mumps

    · Grades 5K – 12  One (1) dose of Mumps vaccine received on or after the first birthday.

     

    Hepatitis B

    · Grades 5K – 12  Three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine with the third dose received >24 weeks of age and at least 16 weeks after the first dose.

     

    Varicella

    · Grades 5K – 5  Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine with both doses received on or after the first birthday and separated by at least 4 weeks or a positive history of disease.

    · Grades 6 – 12  One (1) dose of Varicella vaccine received on or after the first birthday or positive history of disease.