All 50 states and DC require vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis; polio; measles and rubella (49 states and DC also require mumps vaccination); and the varicella (chickenpox) vaccination. Find which states require additional vaccinations in our updated resource.
All 50 states allow medical exemptions, 47 states allow religious exemptions, and 17 states allow philosophical (or personal belief) exemptions. DC allows medical and religious exemptions. Find which exemptions your state allows for children entering public school kindergarten.
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See which vaccines the CDC recommends from birth through adulthood.