In Louisiana, children four (4) years of age and older who are entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Head Start Programs are required to be current on the following vaccines: Varicella (chickenpox), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B (HBV), Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) and Poliovirus (Polio). Children entering school for the first time must also be up-to-date on these vaccines.
Students in Louisiana entering the sixth (6th) grade or those who are eleven (11) years of age and entering a grade other than sixth (6th) grade must have current immunizations for the following vaccines: Varicella (chickenpox), Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TdaP), Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B (HBV) and Meningococcal (MCV4).
At the time of registration, evidence of age appropriate immunizations or proof that these vaccines are in progress must be provided. Students who do not have complete immunization records will not be allowed to enter school.