Immunizations Needed for School Entry

These immunizations are required by West Virginia state law for entry into Kanawha County Schools:

  • DTaP/DTP - Four doses required.  One dose must be after the 4th birthday
  • Polio - Three doses required.  One dose must be after the 4th birthday
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella - Two doses.  The first one must be after the 1st birthday
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - Two doses.  The first one must be after the 1st birthday
  • Hepatitis B - Three doses.  The last dose must be after the age of 6 months

Medical Exemptions

Medical exemptions must be requested, in writing, by the child's physician and must be approved by the Kanawha County health officer.  The written request must include the vaccine(s) being exempted, the specific medical reason for the exemption, whether the exemption is temporary or permanent, and, if temporary, when the exemption should be re-evaluated.

West Virginia state law does not allow for non-medical exemptions to these immunization requirements.