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.