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Immunizations

Required Immunizations
 
Attention Parents & Guardians, 
 
The following immunizations are required for attendance in all grades:
  • 4 doses of tetanus* (1 does on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria*  (1 does on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles**
  • 2 doses of mumps**
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles)**
  • 3 does of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease. 
 
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
**Usually given as MMR
 
Children attending 7th grade need the following: 
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization.  
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
 
These requirements allow for the following exemptions:
  • Medical reason
  • Religious belief 
  • Philosophical / strong moral or ethical conviction.  
If your child is exempt from immunizations, it may be recommended that he/she be excluded from school.  
 
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 for more information.