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State law requires students to have up-to-date immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school.


Arizona School Immunization Requirements (K-12)

Preschool and Head Start Requirements

Immunization Requirements for 11-Year-Olds

The Arizona Department of Health Services requires that all 11-year-old children, regardless of their grade level, obtain two adolescent vaccines, Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4), or provide a valid exemption.

Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against three bacterial diseases — Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Meningococcal prevents against four types of bacterial meningitis.

Parents should review their child’s immunization records. If these vaccinations have not been received, the child should obtain the vaccination at either their doctor’s office or an immunization clinic. Proof of immunizations will need to be received before the student can begin school in August. Students who do not have these required shots, or a valid exemption, will not be allowed to start school. Children who are not yet 11 will be required to get the new immunizations once they turn 11.

Immunization Resources

Maricopa County Department of Public Health operates three childhood immunization clinics for children ages 0 years up to their 19th birthday. Immunizations are provided free of charge. Vaccines are also available for uninsured or underinsured adults at our clinics. Please call the clinic ahead of time to check on vaccine availability. Call 602-839-2289 for other clinics throughout Maricopa County.

Maricopa County Vaccination Clinics

Clínicas de Vacunación Del Condado de Maricopa

Clinic Location Phone
Central – Roosevelt Clinic 1645 E Roosevelt Street, Phoenix 85006 602-506-8815
East – Mesa Clinic 635 E Broadway Road, Mesa 85204 602-506-2660
West Clinic 1850 N 95th Avenue, Suite 184, Phoenix 85037 602-506-5888

The Phoenix Fire Department offers a number of vaccination clinics throughout the year at a variety of locations. See the schedule.

Fry’s Food Stores, located in Laveen, also offers immunizations in their clinic.

Please remember to bring your insurance card and Immunization Record (blue book) to every immunization visit.

Exemption Forms

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Medical Exemption Form Formulario de Exención por Razones Médicas
Personal Beliefs Exemption Form Formulario de Exención por Creencias Personales
Religious Beliefs Exemption Form (Preschool and Head Start only) Formulario de Exención por Creencias Religiosas (centros preescolares y programas Head Start)