For the 2011-2012 school year Arizona children 11 years and older entering 6th-9th grades* will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease, varicella, and pertussis prior to school entry if 5 years have passed since their last tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccination. Read or print information about these diseases and the vaccines that can prevent them below.
These materials can be downloaded free of charge. We encourage you to share them with you children, friends, family members, and other parents that you know.
*School requirements for MCV4 and Tdap vaccination are updated yearly – adding an additional grade each year until all grades 6th - 12th are required to be vaccinated. For the 2012 - 2013 school year, 6th - 10th graders will be required to receive these vaccines.
It’s best for children to receive immunizations at their "medical home"; however, free immunizations for children under age 19 are available throughout the state. Find out where to get immunizations.
Recommended Immunization Schedules are updated at least once a year – this is the most current version.
What childhood diseases can immunizations prevent? 90,000+ children are born in Arizona each year, and protecting them from 13 vaccine preventable diseases is the first step to a healthy future.
36,000 Americans die of flu-related complications each year, and many more are hospitalized.
Influenza Vaccine could help keep your family healthy!
Going out of the country? Before you buy a ticket, find out what International Travel Immunizations may be needed.
The Internet can be a great source of information, but a lot of misinformation also exists on the web. For reliable information from reputable sources, see these
Links to Immunization Related Websites.
See Arizona Immunization Program Office Activities for a brief overview of what state experts are doing to protect Arizona residents from vaccine preventable diseases.