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.

2021-2022 School Year: 
Click here for 2021-2022 school year vaccination requirements

As a reminder, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, all children born January 1, 2019, or after need to have two (2) hepatitis A shots. Talk to your health care provider today to make sure your child is up to date.

COVID-19 vaccines are not required. However, DHEC and the CDC continue to recommend that everyone 12 and older receive their COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and others during the ongoing pandemic. Currently, the Pfizer (two-shot) vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available for those 12 and older. The Moderna (two-shot) vaccine and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (one-shot) vaccine are for those 18 and older.

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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, 2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2020-2021 Immunization Requirements for Childcare & Schools, 2019-2020

 

Exemptions from School Vaccine Requirements

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