Daycare & School Vaccinations

UPDATED IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING AND STAFF WORKING IN CHILDCARE FACILITIES.

The Department of Health and Human Services updated the immunization requirements for children and attending a licensed child care facility and its staff. The update adds two vaccines required for children and slightly changes what is needed for staff. The new requirements will go into effect June 1, 2018 so families and childcare facilities can catch up.

The additional vaccines are as follow:

  • Children will need age appropriate doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), and one dose of varicella vaccine by 16 months rather than by 19 months of age.
  • Staff requirements ad at least one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Those born in 1957 or later need one dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

There are strict regulations in place that require infants and children to have up-to-date vaccinations before they can enroll in childcare facilities and schools (public & private). Daycare and school vaccinations can be handled by the experienced team of nurses at the Gallatin City-County Health Department.

 

Cost

We have an income-based sliding fee scale, and we can bill insurance for those who have it. Please call for pricing questions, 406-582-3100.

Appointments

Call to schedule an appointment for daycare and school required vaccinations: 406-582-3100

Location

Gallatin City-County Health Department

215 West Mendenhall in Bozeman

Resources

Montana Childcare Facility Immunization Requirements

Montana School Immunization Requirements

http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/Immunization/SchoolResources.aspx