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Immunization Requirements

According to Pennsylvania State Law, the immunizations listed below, are required for attendance in school. Written physician documentation of the immunization is required prior to attendance in school.

A record of immunizations is maintained for each student by the schools nurse. If your child has a medical appointment and receives any immunizations, please ask for a copy of your child’s updated immunization record and send it in to your school nurse. Remember to keep a copy for your home records.

Additional information about school immunizations can be obtained by CLICKING HERE to view The Pennsylvania Department of Health, School Children's Immunization website.

Immunization Requirements for grades K through 12:
  • 4 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis *(1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio **
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella ***
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
 
*Usually given as DTP or DT or Td
**a fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was given at age four years or old and given at least 6 months after the previous dose. 
***Usually given as MMR

7th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry:
  • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis(Tdap) [if five years have elapsed since last tetanus immunization]
 
12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry: 
  • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on entry to 12th grade, if one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count for the 12th grade dose.