Attention Parents/Guardians
Don't Wait- Vaccinate Now

FOR ATTENDANCE IN ALL GRADES in 2010/2011 children need the following:

  • 4 doses of tetanus *(1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria *(1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles**
  • 2 doses of mumps**
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td

**Usually given as MMR

Children ATTENDING 7th grade in 2010/2011 need the following:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis(Tdap) (if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, He/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.



Pennsylvania's school immunization requirements can be found in 28 PA. CODE CH. 23 (School Immunization)

Contact your health care provider or 1-877 PA HEALTH for more information