SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Students entering kindergarten need: Students entering seventh grade need:
· 4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose, age 4); · 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) if five years have passed since last tetanus immunization; and
· 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose, age 4); · 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).
· 3 doses of polio;
· 2 doses of measles; **
· 2 doses of mumps; **
· 1 dose of rubella (German measles); **
·  3 dose of hepatitis B; and
 · 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease.
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

** Usually given as MMR

 

The only exemptions to the school laws for  immunizations are:

  • Medical reasons;
  • Religious beliefs; or
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.

If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

For more information about exemptions, click here.

For more information – http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Immunizations/School/Pages/default.aspx