Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma

  • Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma 2020-2021 School Year


    Kay County Health Department
    433 S. Fairview
    Ponca City, OK 74601
    Phone (580) 762-1641
    Fax (580) 762-4539

    Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma: 2020-2021 School Year

    Vaccines Recommended for All Children but Not Required by Oklahoma School Law

    • A 2nd dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is recommended at 4-6 years of age and at any age after that if it is missed at 4-6 years.
    • One dose of MCV4 (meningococcal vaccine) is recommended at age 11-12 years and a booster dose at 16 years of age.
    • If an adolescent misses MCV4 at 11-12 years, they should still receive it. This vaccine is routinely recommended up to 18 years and through age 21 years for first year college students living in dormitories or on-campus student housing because of their risk of catching the disease.
      If an adolescent receives the first dose of MCV4 late at 13 through 15 years, they still need a booster dose at age 16 through 18 years.
    • Oklahoma law requires a dose of MCV4 for all students who are first-time enrollees in any public or private postsecondary educational institution in this state and who reside in on-campus student housing. It is recommended they receive a dose on or after the 16th birthday.
    • Three doses of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine are recommended starting at 11-12 years of age. If an adolescent misses HPV at 11-12 years catch-up vaccination is recommended for all girls.

    This information is provided courtesy of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

    Please click the link below to visit OK Dept. of Health for more detailed