For attendance in all grades starting in 2011/2012, children are required to have 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
In addition Children entering 7th grade are required to have 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of MCV (Meningitis).
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.
For information on how to obtain free or reduced cost immunizations, please refer to the Resource tab.