New State Immunization Regulations Effective August 2017

School Vaccination Information for Parents

The Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.

A CHILD MUST HAVE REQUIRED VACCINES OR RISK EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL

A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.  A child may still obtain medical, religious or philosophical exemption from meeting the immunization requirements.  Talk to your child’s pediatrician or school nurse about the vaccines your child needs to attend school.

For more information on the vaccines your child needs to attend school, visit www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov or talk to your child’s pediatrician or school nurse, or review the  New School Vaccination Requirements

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