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Immunizations

2017-18 School Year - Updated Information & Requirements
 
Required Immunizations
 
Attention Parents & Guardians, 
 
The following immunizations are required for attendance in all grades:
  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acedllular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose was given)**
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella***
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or evidence of immunity
 
*   Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable DT or Td
**  A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was given after 4 years or older and at least 6        months after the previous dose)
***Usually given as MMR
 
FOR ATTENDANCE IN 7TH GRADE:
 
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) on the first day of 7th grade.  
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 7th grade.

FOR ATTENDANCE IN 12TH GRADE:
  • 1 dose of MCV on the first day of 12th grade. If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the twelfth-grade dose.
 
Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 pa. CODE CH. 23 (school Immunization).  
Contact your healthcare provider, the school nurse of call 877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) for more information.