School Nurse

New PA DOH Immunization Requirements

Children in ALL grades (K -12) need the following immunizations for attendance:
4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis * (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose gi ven)
2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella**
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:
2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) if First dose is given 11 -15 years of age ; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.
If the dose was give n at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) * Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td * * Usually given as MMR

Exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are:
medical reasons; religious beliefs; and philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.

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

Valley Grove Health Office Forms

PA Department of Health Regulations


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