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Vaccines for Children in Childcare  

Immunization of children in childcare centers and homes is one of the most important ways we can protect our children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

2014 Child Care Guide to Immunizations in Oklahoma (2.m.pdf) This guide is designed to help you enforce the Oklahoma immunization requirements.

Fun way to learn about vaccines - Every Child by Two Vaccine-Preventable Disease eBook (Every Child by Two web site)

Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents 

All child care staff caring for children should receive yearly flu vaccine.  Every year some children are hospitalized and die from the flu.

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma 2014-15 School Year (61k.pdf)
Handy chart to check immunization records from Mexico - Binational Immunization Resource Tool (CDC web site)
2014 Childhood Immunization Schedule from Birth through 6 Years Old (CDC website) in English
2014 Vacunas recomendadas para niños desde nacimientos hasta los 6 años de edad
(CDC website) in Spanish

Oklahoma Law Requires Children to be Vaccinated to Attend Child Care  
Oklahoma's Child Care Facilities Licensing Act (Title 10, Sections 411-415)  requires that children attending childcare centers or homes be up-to-date for their age with the required vaccines.

  • If a child gets behind on immunizations they don't have to start over.  
  • The child can continue with the next doses, but the due and past due dates will not be the same as those listed in the chart above.
Learn about Vaccines Currently Required to Attend Childcare in Oklahoma:
Hepatitis B vaccine (CDC web site)  Polio vaccine, IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) or OPV (oral polio vaccine) or both
Hepatitis A vaccine (CDC web site) MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine) (CDC web site)
DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine) (CDC web site) Varicella (CDC web site) (chickenpox) vaccine
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine) (CDC web site) PCV (CDC web site) (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
Vaccines Recommended for All Children, but Not Required to Attend Childcare in Oklahoma:
RV (CDC web site) (rotavirus vaccine) Children may have received PCV7 or PCV13.  Both of these vaccines are acceptable or any combination of these vaccines.

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Exemptions - Child care facilities should keep a small supply of exemption forms for parents who request the form. Call the Immunization Service at 1-800-234-6196 to order a supply of exemption forms.

Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

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