Immunizations

Iowa Department of Public Health Requirements for School Age Children


Iowa law requires a parent to verify proper immunization against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Varicella to enroll in school. Transitional Kindergarten must follow the same requirements as Kindergarten for Immunizations, which is listed below.

DTP (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis): At least 3 doses if your child was born on or before Sept 15, 2000; 4 doses if born after Sept 15, 2000 but before Sept 15, 2003; and 5 doses if born after Sept 15, 2003. In each case, at least one dose must have been received on or after the child's fourth birthday.

Polio ( IPV): At least 3 doses of polio vaccine if your child was born before Sept 15, 2003; At least 4 doses if born after Sept 15, 2003. In each case, at least one dose must have been received on or after the child's fourth birthday.

MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella): 2 doses. First dose must be given on or after the first birthday and the second dose must be separated from the first dose by no less than 28 days.

HEP B (Hepatitis B): 3 doses for children born on or after July 1, 1994.

Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 1 dose on or after 12 months of age if your child was born on or after Sept. 15, 1997 but before Sept 15, 2003; 2 doses received on or after 12 months of age if born after Sept. 15, 2003; or a reliable history of natural disease.

For the complete list of all Immunizations, please click on the link below for a printable reference form.



It is our goal to promote optimal health, prevent disease and support comprehensive health education for all students, staff and families. We do this in order to advance the well-being and academic success and life-long achievement of all students.

Harlan Commmunity School District Health Services
2102 Durant Street
Harlan, IA 51537
712-755-2152
Fax - 712-755-7312