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Michigan State Vaccine Requirements

Posted Date: July 14, 2015
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Quick Facts and Resources for Michigan Residents

Quick Fact: A child is exempt from immunization if a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child presents a written statement to the administrator of the child's school or operator of the group program to the effect that the requirements of this part cannot be met because of religious convictions or other objection to immunization. Medical exemptions are also allowed.  As of Jan. 1, 2015, vaccine education administered and certified (signature on waiver) by local health department  is required before the waiver (exemption) will be granted.

Other Resources: Many vaccination and exemption information links are date specific. If the links below have expired, click on the state's department of health, or immunization program link provided below, as they are likely to provide links to updated information. The General Information link leads to the overview page provided by the state at the time of this webpage's update and may also be helpful.  Please email NVIC with broken link information. 

K-12 School Information  Higher Ed 
  • Vaccination Requirements – Request college/university of choice for their Proof of Immunization Compliance as each institution may use its own form.  Check with college’s Student Health Services Department for more information. 
  • Exemption Information - Request college/university of choice for their Proof of Immunization Compliance as each institution may use its own form.  Check with college’s Student Health Services Department for more information.  See also Exemption Waiver
Daycare Information Other State Resources

The information contained on NVIC's web pages is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical or legal advice. Those seeking medical or legal advice should obtain the services of a competent attorney, physician or qualified health care professional.  Although NVIC continually updates our website, state laws and rules change frequently and consumers are ultimately responsible for verifying their state's vaccination and exemption laws and requirements.

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(5) A child who is 16 months through 18 months of age and who is registered in a program of group residence, care, or camping shall have received at least all of the following vaccines:
(a) Three doses of any appropriate diphtheria vaccine.
(b) Three doses of any appropriate tetanus vaccine.
(c) Three doses of any appropriate pertussis vaccine.
(d) Two doses of any appropriate poliovirus vaccine.
(e) Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine age as shown by either of the following:
(i) Receipt of 1 dose of any appropriate haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine at or after 15 months of age.
(ii) Receipt of a complete series of any appropriate haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine.
(f) One dose of any appropriate live measles vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of measles immunity satisfies this requirement.
(g) One dose of any appropriate live mumps vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of mumps immunity satisfies this requirement.
(h) One dose of any appropriate live rubella vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of rubella immunity satisfies this requirement.
(i) Two doses of any appropriate hepatitis B vaccine or a laboratory finding of hepatitis B immunity or disease satisfies this requirement.
(j ) Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as shown by either of the following:
(i) Four doses of any appropriate pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
(ii) Receipt of an age appropriate complete series of any appropriate pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
 
(6) A child who is 19 months through 4 years of age and who is registered in a program of group residence, care, or camping shall have received at least all of the following vaccines:
(a) Four doses of any appropriate diphtheria vaccine.
(b) Four doses of any appropriate tetanus vaccine.
(c) Four doses of any appropriate pertussis vaccine.
(d) Three doses of any appropriate poliovirus vaccine.
(e) Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine as shown by either of the following:
(i) Receipt of 1 dose of any appropriate Haemophilus influenzae type B
vaccine at or after 15 months of age.
(ii) Receipt of a complete series of any appropriate Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine.
(f) One dose of any appropriate live measles vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of measles immunity satisfies this requirement.
(g) One dose of any appropriate live mumps vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of mumps immunity satisfies this requirement.
(h) One dose of any appropriate live rubella vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of rubella immunity satisfies this requirement.
(i) Three doses of any appropriate hepatitis B vaccine or a laboratory finding of hepatitis B immunity or disease satisfies this requirement.
(j) Have evidence of varicella immunity as shown by any of the following:
(i) One dose of any appropriate varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
(iii) A parent, guardian, person in loco parentis, or physician statement that the child has had varicella disease.
(k) Effective January 1, 2007, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as shown by either of the following:
(i) Four doses of any appropriate pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
(ii) Receipt of an age appropriate complete series of any appropriate pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
(iii) Receipt of 1 dose of any appropriate pneumococcal conjugate vaccine at or after 24 months of age.
 
(7) A child who is 5 years of age and who is registered in a program of group residence, care, or camping shall have received at least all of the following vaccines:
(a) Four doses of any appropriate diphtheria vaccine.
(b) Four doses of any appropriate tetanus vaccine.
(c) Four doses of any appropriate pertussis vaccine.
(d) Three doses of any appropriate poliovirus vaccine.
(e) One dose of any appropriate live measles vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of measles immunity satisfies this requirement.
(f) One dose of any appropriate live mumps vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of mumps immunity satisfies this requirement.
(g) One dose of any appropriate live rubella vaccine at or after 12 months of age. A laboratory finding of rubella immunity satisfies this requirement.
(h) Three doses of any appropriate hepatitis B vaccine or a laboratory finding of hepatitis B immunity or disease satisfies this requirement.
(i) Have evidence of varicella immunity as shown by any of the following:
(i) One dose of any appropriate varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
(iii) A parent, guardian, person in loco parentis, or physician statement that the child has had varicella disease.
 
(8) A child who is 4 years through 6 years of age and who is entering school shall be in compliance with all of the following immunization requirements:
(a) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate diphtheria vaccine and, if a dose was not received on or after the fourth birthday, a booster dose at school entry.
(b) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate tetanus vaccine and, if a dose was not received on or after the fourth birthday, a booster dose at school entry.
(c) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate pertussis vaccine and, if a dose was not received on or after the fourth birthday, a booster dose at school entry.
(d) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate polio vaccine. If dose 3 was administered after the fourth birthday only 3 doses are required.
(e) Have evidence of measles immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live measles vaccine received after the first birthday, not less than 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of measles immunity.
(f) Have evidence of mumps immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live mumps vaccine received after the first birthday, not less than 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of mumps immunity.
(g) Have evidence of rubella immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live rubella vaccine received after the first birthday, at least 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of rubella immunity.
(h) Three doses of any appropriate hepatitis B vaccine or a laboratory finding of hepatitis B immunity or disease satisfies this requirement.
(I) Have evidence of varicella immunity as shown by any of the following:
(i) Beginning January 1, 2010, two doses of any appropriate live varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
(iii) A parent, guardian, person in loco parentis, or physician statement that the child has had varicella disease.
 
(9) A child who is 7 through 18 years of age and who is entering school or enrolled in grade 6, shall be in compliance with all of the following immunization requirements:
(a) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate diphtheria vaccine - 3 doses if the first dose was received on or after the seventh birthday.
(b) Have received 4 doses of any appropriate tetanus vaccine - 3 doses if the first dose was received on or after the seventh birthday.
(c) Beginning January 1, 2010, have received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 11th birthday if 5 years have lapsed since the last dose of tetanus or diphtheria containing vaccine.
(d) Have received 3 doses of any appropriate poliovirus vaccine.
(e) Have evidence of measles immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live measles vaccine received after the first birthday, not less than 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of measles immunity.
(f) Have evidence of mumps immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live mumps vaccine received after the first birthday, not less than 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of mumps immunity.
(g) Have evidence of rubella immunity as shown by either of the following:
(i) Two doses of any appropriate live rubella vaccine received after the first birthday, not less than 28 days apart.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of rubella immunity.
(h) Receipt of a complete series of any appropriate hepatitis B vaccine or a laboratory finding of hepatitis b immunity or disease satisfies this requirement.
(i) Have evidence of varicella immunity as shown by any of the following:
(i) Beginning January 1, 2010, two doses of any appropriate live varicella vaccine at or after 12 months of age.
(ii) Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
(iii) A parent, guardian, person in loco parentis, or physician statement that the child has had varicella disease.
(j) Beginning January 1, 2010, individual 11 years of age or older have received 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine upon entry into 6th grade.
 
(10) To satisfy the requirements in subrules (2) to (9) of this rule, each vaccine shall have been administered in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. A 4-day grace leniency is allowed on the minimum ages and intervals for each vaccine.
 
(11) If the requirements for immunization cannot be completed due to medical reasons within 4 months of admittance, a child shall be permitted to remain enrolled in a school or group program for a reasonable length of time that is consistent with good medical practice. A statement requesting the enrollment of the child beyond the exclusion date shall be signed by a physician or local health officer and shall certify that the child is in the process of complying with all immunization requirements. This medical exemption shall be filed with the child's school or group program immunization records until it can be replaced with proof that the vaccines for which an exemption was granted have been received. Upon completion of the required immunizations, a parent shall present the school or group program with a certificate of immunization.
 
(12) When presented with a medical exemption, religious or other exemption, the administrator of a child's school or operator of a child's group program shall recognize the exemption status of the child.
 
(13) A standard record of the immunizations required by this rule and exemptions shall be maintained by every school for every pupil on forms supplied by the department. When a pupil transfers to another school or school district, the record of immunization, or a true copy of the record, shall be sent to the new school by the original school.
 
(14) All of the following information shall be provided to fulfill the requirements of section 9209(1) of the code:
(a) A listing, by child, of the number of doses of each vaccine received.
(b) The date of each immunization for each vaccine received in the series.
(c) A listing, by type of exemption granted, of the children who have exemptions.
 
(15) Not less than 95% of entering students in a school -- less the entering students who havemedical, religious, or other exemptions -- shall have received vaccinations as outlined in subrules (8) and (9) of this rule.
 
(16) A principal of a school or operator of a group program shall make immunization records available for inspection by authorized representatives of the department or the appropriate local health department. The local health officer shall also make public clinic immunization records available to local schools or group programs for the purpose of verifying pupil immunizations.
 
(17) A requirement for immunization with a specific vaccine may be suspended temporarily at the request of the department director for reasons of inadequate vaccine supply.
 



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