DHH asks parents to ensure vaccinations are current
BATON ROUGE- With the beginning of a new school year quickly approaching, state health regulators are urging parents to make sure their children have received all required vaccinations.
State officials say Louisiana law requires children, ages 4 or older and entering kindergarten, pre-kindergarten or Head Start programs, to have proof of receiving the following vaccinations:
- booster dose of poliovirus vaccine
- two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
- three doses of hepatitis vaccine
- two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine
- booster dose of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
Children in daycare also need to be up-to-date with their age-appropriate immunizations. Children 11 or older and entering the sixth grade must have proof they received all the age-appropriate immunizations listed above, as well as vaccinations for meningitis and Tdap.
Louisiana does have a religious exemption for vaccinations.
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