Vaccination Policy

DON’T WAIT -VACCINATE NOW
FOR ATTENDANCE IN ALL GRADES children need the following:

  • 4 doses of tetanus*(1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria(1 dose 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 doses 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 medical reasons and religious beliefs.

If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.
Pennsylvania’s school immunization requirements can be found in 28 PA.CODE CH.23 (School Immunization)

Contact your health care provider or 1-877 PA HEALTH for more information