Immunization Requirements

  • Arizona state law, (A.R.S. 15-872) governs immunization requirements. To attend school, student immunizations must be current; that is to say, no further immunizations are required at the time of entry. Documented proof of immunizations must be submitted to the school administrator unless the pupil is exempted from immunization pursuant to section 15-873. Documentation of vaccinations or exemptions is required for the following:

    • DTap/DPT/DT/TD
    • Tdap (students 11 years of age and older)
    • Polio (The final dose of Polio must be given at 4+ years of age.)
    • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
    • Varicella (A second dose is required if dose No. 1 was given at 13+ years of age.)
    • Hib (students under 5 years of age)
    • Hepatitis A (students under 5 years of age)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Meningococcal (students 11 years of age and older)


    Arizona Department of Health Services  & Immunization Clinic websites

    Arizona Immunization Program Office

    Maricopa County Immunization Clinics

    Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots / Vaccinations Program

    A student is considered in compliance if he/she has met the criteria of the vaccination schedule as recommended by the Department of Health Services or is actively in the process of meeting criteria as evidenced by having one (1) dose of each of the vaccinations and having established a schedule to complete the requirements. If the schedule is not adhered to, a student may be suspended. A Request for Exemption to Immunization may be signed by the parent/guardian for medical or personal beliefs. Homeless students will be referred to the liaison for the homeless if assistance is needed to meet vaccination requirements.