Immunization Information

Parents are urged to take their children to a health care provider to get their immunizations up to date for enrollment into Detroit Public Schools.  To see what immunizations are required for your child, review the applicable chart:

Vaccine-preventable disease continues to occur in Michigan and sometimes causes disability or death.

Immunization is a powerful, cost-effective measure to protect children from disease. To prevent outbreaks from occurring in school settings and other places where children congregate, a high percentage of children must be immunized.

Since 1978, Michigan law requires that each student upon entry into kindergarten or into a new school district possess a certificate of immunization at the time of registration or no later than the first day of school.

Public Act 89 of 2000 mandates that an immunization assessment be completed for each sixth-grade student. The laws were implemented to ensure that children are adequately immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases prior to adolescence. Immunization prior to adolescence is important, as some of these diseases become an even greater threat to health as children get older.

Parents or guardians are required to produce documentation confirming their child has received all required immunizations, or in the alternative their child received at least one dose of each of the required immunizations and is awaiting receipt of subsequent doses to be administered at appropriate intervals.

There are also three circumstances in which a required vaccine may be waived or delayed:

  1. A valid medical contraindication exists precluding the child from receiving the vaccine. A medical waiver is required to be completed and signed by the child’s health care provider and shall state the contraindication(s), the vaccine(s) involved, and the time period during which the child is precluded from receiving the vaccine(s).
  2. The parents or guardians hold religious or philosophical beliefs that preclude receipt of a vaccination(s). A waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian with all information completely supplied.
  3. The child has received at least one dose of each immunizing agent and the next dose or doses are not yet due.

For immunization information, parents may contact:

  • Their health care provider
  • The local health department: (313) 876-4334
  • The DPS Department of Health and Physical Education: (313) 873-7735

For free- or low-cost health coverage for children under age 19, call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline: (313) 961- 2229.


Immunization Charts


Immunization Schedule

May – July

Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion

Children Immunization Walk-in Clinics

Please bring your immunization records, picture ID, and proof of insurance with you. Private insurance that covers immunizations will be referred to their doctor. Only children Medicaid clients are eligible for free vaccines. A parent or guardian must qaccompany children under age 18.

Area Clinic Clinic Days Hours
Northwest Grace Ross Health Center14585 Greenfield 48227(between Lyndon & Eaton)

(313) 870-3094

Mon, Tues, Thurs, FriWednesdays 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM10:30 AM  –  6:00 PM
 Southwest CHASS5635 West Fort 48209(btwn. Junction & Campbell)

(313) 849-3920

Wednesdays 11:00 AM – Sign-in11:30 AM – Registration
 Central Herman Kiefer DIPEvening Clinic1151 Taylor 48202

1st Floor Pathway Center

(At John C. Lodge)

(313) 876-4334

2nd Thursday(of every month)4th Tuesday

(of every month)

12:00 PM – 4: 00 PM12:00PM – 4: 00 PM
 Central Northwestern HighSchool Based Health Center2200 W. Grand Blvd 48208

(313) 596-0700 ext. 388

ThursdaysAges 10 – 21yrsONLY 9:00 AM  –   3:00 PM
 Northeast Northeast Health Center5400 E. Seven Mile 48234(between Buffalo & Bloom)

(313) 870-3055

Mon, Tues, Thurs, FriWednesdays 8:30 AM  – 4:00 PM10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Note: Clinic dates and times are subject to change without prior notification. Please contact the DHWP at (313) 876-4334 to verify dates and time. Our office hours are weekdays, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M

For “Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, OR pregnant women of any age” Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 961-Baby or visit the website.