Immunization Requirements

  • The Omaha Public Schools follows the immunization requirements outlined by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  A copy of each student’s immunization record must be presented before beginning the enrollment process. Students who do not meet the state rules and regulations must have a medical waiver or a notarized religious waiver on file. Below is a list of the required immunizations.

    Required immunizations for students enrolling for the first time:

    • Three doses of DTaP, DTP, DT or Td vaccine with at least one dose given no earlier than four days before four years of age
    • Three doses of polio vaccine
    • Two doses of MMR vaccine with the first dose given no earlier than four days before the first birthday and the two doses separated by at least 28 days
    • Three doses of pediatric hepatitis B vaccine, or, if the alternate hepatitis B vaccination schedule is used, two doses of a licensed adult hepatitis B vaccine specified for adolescents 11-15 years of age
    • One dose of varicella vaccine given before the 13th birthday, or two doses of varicella vaccine with the first dose given on or after the 13th birthday and the second dose given no fewer than 28 days later. Beginning July 1, 2011 and thereafter, two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Required immunizations for seventh grade:

    • Three doses of DTaP, DTP, DT or Td vaccine with at least one dose given no earlier than four days before four years of age
    • One booster dose of a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine given on or after 10 years of age
    • Three doses of polio vaccine
    • Two doses of MMR vaccine with the first dose given no earlier than four days before the first birthday and the two doses separated by at least 28 days
    • Three doses of pediatric hepatitis B vaccine, or, if the alternate hepatitis B vaccination schedule is used, two doses of a licensed adult hepatitis B vaccine specified for adolescents 11-15 years of age
    • One dose of varicella vaccine given before the 13th birthday, or two doses of varicella vaccine with the first dose given on or after the 13th birthday and the second dose given no fewer than 28 days later. Beginning July 1, 2011 and thereafter, two doses of varicella vaccine.

    Required immunizations for students enrolling from outside of state:

    • Must be immunized appropriately according to grade entered

     

    For more information on Nebraska immunization regulations, visit: Nebraska Immunizations Regulations Website

     

Medical and Religious Immunization Waiver Forms