Maine School Immunization Requirements 

All children enrolled in a public or private school in Maine must have the following immunizations:
  • 5 DTaP (4 DTaP if 4th is given on or after 4th birthday) 
  • 4 Polio (3 Polio if the 3rd is given on or after the 4th birthday) 
  • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 
  • 2 Varicella (chickenpox) 
In addition to above, the following are required for 7th grade entry: 
  • 1 Tdap 
  • 1 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) 
  • Medical exemption for one or all vaccines.  
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity to specific diseases or reliable history of disease documented by a licensed physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner
  • Philosophical or religious exemptions are only allowable for students with an IEP and exemption in place prior to September 1, 2021.
  • Note: As of September 1, 2021 only medical exemptions are allowable except as described in Title 20-A §6355 
  • MSAD #28 School Policy Immunization of Students

For more information: 
Maine Department of Education Office of School and Student Supports   Email: 
School Nurse: Gretchen Kuhn, RN [email protected]