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Do daycare centers and schools require vaccinations?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations.
This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitted from children who are in close contact with each other. Without these important regulations, childcare centers would be vectors for serious disease (which would put your child and others at high risk of life-threatening illnesses).

In brief: Yes

It is important for facilities caring for young children to enforce vaccine recommendations.
This is because, many illnesses in children are transmitted from children who are in close contact with each other. Without these important regulations, childcare centers would be vectors for serious disease (which would put your child and others at high risk of life-threatening illnesses).
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Day care centers and schools require vaccinations in order to protect your child as well as the other children.
Diseses like whooping cough, chickenpox and measles that can safely be prevented with vaccines, are now a mayor problem in many states due to unvaccinated children.

In brief: Yes

Day care centers and schools require vaccinations in order to protect your child as well as the other children.
Diseses like whooping cough, chickenpox and measles that can safely be prevented with vaccines, are now a mayor problem in many states due to unvaccinated children.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Marc Grella
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most schools of all types require vaccination to enter, both for the child's good as well as for the protection of other students.
Some schools, especially some private schools, may not follow or enforce these rules. Depending on your area of residence, many daycare centers and preschools follow similar rules, normally established by a state or local department of public health.

In brief: Yes

Most schools of all types require vaccination to enter, both for the child's good as well as for the protection of other students.
Some schools, especially some private schools, may not follow or enforce these rules. Depending on your area of residence, many daycare centers and preschools follow similar rules, normally established by a state or local department of public health.
Dr. Marc Grella
Dr. Marc Grella
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

They require vaccinations with copies of vaccination records presented in a timely fashion (sometimes within a week of vaccination due dates).

In brief: Yes

They require vaccinations with copies of vaccination records presented in a timely fashion (sometimes within a week of vaccination due dates).
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Specifically what is required and when is outlined in your specific state's health laws.

In brief: Yes

Specifically what is required and when is outlined in your specific state's health laws.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Daycare centers, schools, and our community as a whole, require childhood vaccinations so that our children won't suffer the great harm that many bad diseases used to inflict upon us.

In brief: Yes

Daycare centers, schools, and our community as a whole, require childhood vaccinations so that our children won't suffer the great harm that many bad diseases used to inflict upon us.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In the US, daycare center, preschool, or school can require you to provide proof that your child has been immunized.
All public elementary schools require proof of vaccination for children entering school, and most private schools do, too.Exemptions are permitted for medical reasons.Mississippi West Virginia allow people to refuse vaccinations for religious reasons.

In brief: Yes

In the US, daycare center, preschool, or school can require you to provide proof that your child has been immunized.
All public elementary schools require proof of vaccination for children entering school, and most private schools do, too.Exemptions are permitted for medical reasons.Mississippi West Virginia allow people to refuse vaccinations for religious reasons.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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