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New Varicella*, Tdap*, and PCV* requirements

Notice to: Health care providers

Effective September 1, 2008, the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law (HFS 144) was changed to include a second dose of varicella and a single dose of Tdap for students in schools and 2-3 doses of PCV vaccines for children in day care centers. These requirements will be phased in as follows:

School
Year

School Grades

Day Care

Varicella*

Tdap*

PCV*

2008-2009 K, 6, and 12

6, 9, and 12

5 months
thru
4 years

2009-2010 K and 1, 
6 and 7,
and 12

6 and 7,
9 and 10,
and 12

2010-2011 K thru 2,
6 thru 8,
and 12
6 thru 12
2011-2012 K thru 3,
6 thru 9,
and 12
2012-2013 K thru 4,
 6 thru 10,
and 12
2013-2014 K thru 12
*Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
*Tdap vaccine 
  (adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)
*PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

To be compliant, the parent (or guardian) must provide to the school or day care center one of the following:

  1. The date of vaccination (mm/dd/yy)  OR 
  2. An indication that the child has a history of chickenpox  OR 
  3. A waiver for health, religious or personal conviction reasons

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Last Revised: April 04, 2014