Immunizations, schedules, travelers' information
Immunizations against childhood diseases are required by Mississippi law in order to enter school, Head Start, or day care. Specific vaccinations are also recommended for students entering high school or college.
The Mississippi State Department of Health provides all necessary immunizations at low cost. Immunizations are free if you qualify for the Vaccines for Children program.
Our childhood vaccinations include:
For a complete list of recommended immunizations and when they should be given, see Children's Immunization Schedules.
Certain immunizations are required for entering K-12 schools or daycares in Mississippi unless an exemption is provided.
Immunization schedules indicate the appropriate ages for required and recommended vaccines for children and adults.
A child may be exempted from immunizations for medical or religious reasons. Exemption requests should be submitted to our Immunizations Office.
Childhood immunizations are widely available from:
In the vast majority of cases, vaccines are effective and cause only mild reactions such as fever or soreness at the injection site. Very rarely, people experience more serious side effects, like allergic reactions. Comprehensive studies have found no link between immunization and conditions such as asthma, diabetes or autism spectrum disorder.
MyIR is an online service that lets individuals view their immunization records that we maintain, including those of their children. You can also print Form 121, required for school entry in Mississippi. Get started by registering with MyIR.
Our Immunization Registry program records immunizations received by individuals from public clinics and participating private doctors. Health professionals can electronically report immunizations to the Registry.
To learn more about immunizations or to schedule immunizations for your child, contact a county health department near you, or call 601-576-7751.
Links referenced on this page
|Immunization Schedule||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,439,html ok|
|Adult Immunization Schedule||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,439,html ok|
|vaccine information for adults||http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html|
|Travelers' Information Pages||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,1015,71,html ok|
|Children's Immunization Schedules||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,439,html ok|
|Required immunizations||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,71,303,html ok|
|Childhood immunization schedules||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,439,html ok|
|Adult immunization schedule||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,439,html ok|
|Medical exemptions||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,688,html ok|
|Religious exemptions||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,688,html ok|
|Community health centers||https://chcams.org/.well-known/captcha/?r=%2Fbrowse-community-health-centers%2F|
|County health departments||http://msdh.ms.gov/page/32.html ok|
|Why Immunize? What Parents Should Know About Childhood Immunizations||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,15556,71,html ok|
|Vaccines and autism||http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/autism.html|
|Register or view records with MyIR||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,969,html ok|
|Immunization Registry access and information||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,136,html ok|
|More about electronic reporting of health records||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,356,html ok|
|a county health department||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok|
|Immunization Contacts||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,51,html ok|
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