IMPORTANT CHANGE TO IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS (As of the 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR)
ALL IMMUNIZATIONS OR EXEMPTIONS MUST BE UPDATED BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL OR YOUR CHILD MAY POTENTIALLY BE EXCLUDED FROM ATTENDING
PENNSYLVANIA MANDATED IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Children in ALL GRADES
Diphtheria and Tetanus – 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
Polio – 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given), a fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella – 2 doses of Measles, 2 doses of Mumps and one dose of Rubella, given on or after the 1st birthday as an MMR. The second doses of Measles and Mumps are usually given as an MMR but may be Measles & Mumps only given at least one month after the first dose.
Hepatitis B – 3 doses with the first and second doses at least one month apart and the third dose 16 weeks after the first dose but not prior to six months of age.
Varicella –2 doses on or after the first birthday or evidence of chicken pox disease.
STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE
Tetanus, Diphthteria, and Accellular Pertussis (Tdap) - 1 dose given by the 1st day of 7th grade.
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) - 1 dose given by the 1st day of 7th grade.
STUDENTS ENTERING 12TH GRADE
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) - 2nd dose given by the first day 12th grade. If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the twelfth grade dose.
The vaccines required for entrance, 7th grade and 12th grade continue to be required in each succeeding school year.Pennsylvania legislation requires that all children at any age , kindergarten through 12th, including all public, private, parochial, intermediate unit and home schooled students, show proof of immunization before they can attend school in the Commonwealth, unless an exemption for medical or religious reasons is granted:Last Modified on August 5, 2016