Each child must have a completed “Child-Care-Preschool Certificate of Immunization” on file as required by State Licensing. In the state of Louisiana, children over 15 months are required to have the chickenpox vaccine.
The Department of Health and Hospitals, better known as the Health Department requires that children in group care be fully immunized to prevent disease. The following are a list of required immunizations as of June 2003.
Hepatitis B Vaccine is required at:
Birth – 2 mos – 12 mos
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
2 mos – 4 mos – 6 mos
Haemophilus Influenzae (Hib)
2 mos – 4 mos – 6 mos with a booster at 15 mos and 4 years old
Inactivated Polio (IPV)
2 mos – 4 mos – 12 mos with a booster at 4 years old
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
12 or 15 mos and again at 4 years old
Varicella (chicken pox vaccine)
12 or 15 mos this is now a requirement for group care
2 mos – 4 mos – 6 mos – 12 mos
** We recommend you ask your physician about the yearly flu vaccine, particularly if your child is at high-risk (such as children with asthma).**