Guide to Immunizations

Guide to Immunization Requirements in Oklahoma
2023-2024 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 for Oklahoma 

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.

Seventh Grade Vaccine Reminder

Seventh grade students are required to have an adult Tdap shot before they will be fully registered for the 2022-2023 school year.
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For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following: current, up-to-date immunization records or a completed and signed exemption form.

For additional information, contact the

Registration Center at 580-718-3834

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