Childcare & School Vaccine Requirements

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Make sure your child is up to date with all recommended vaccines.

Don't wait until the end of the summer! Schedule an appointment early with your child's health care provider or health department to get vaccinated. Vaccines are important to protect our kids from diseases such as measles, mumps, chickenpox and whooping cough.

2022-2023 School Year: 
Click here for 2022-2023 school year vaccination requirements

COVID-19 vaccines are not required. However, DHEC and the CDC continue to recommend that everyone six months and older receive their COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and others. Currently, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available for those six months and older. The Novavax vaccine is available for those 12 and older.


Being up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to stay healthy and keep those around you healthy, too. Talk to your pediatrician or find a free COVID-19 vaccine provider near you at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator.
 

South Carolina Vaccine Requirement Information for Parents

Childcare:

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Childcare Immunization Info for Parents
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En español - Infancia de Inmunizacion Infantil para Padres

5K - 12:

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5K-12 Immunization Info for Parents
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En español - 5K-12 Información de Inmunización Para los Padres

Resources for Health Care Providers, Childcare Providers & School

Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2022-2023 - Revised

Childcare & School Vaccine Requirements Archive

Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2020-2021 Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2019-2020

Refugee Immunization Information

  • This section only applies to children who are refugees.
  • Children considered refugees should receive the required vaccines if immunization documentation is not available.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination exception:

Exemptions from School Vaccine Requirements

 

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