•                                                       REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS


     The following immunizations must be completed before your child can be admitted to school. Medical or religious/ philosophical exceptions to this requirement can be explained by the school nurse.

    1. Diphtheria and Tetanus (DT): Four or more doses of vaccine, one of which must be given at age four or older.

    2. Polio: Four properly spaced doses of vaccine, the last of which must be given at after 4th birthday.

    3. Rubella (German Measles), Measles, and Mumps (MMR): Two doses of vaccine, the first at twelve months of age or older.

    4. Hepatitis B: Three properly spaced doses of vaccine. The PA Department of Health requires that the spacing between the first and second doses must be at least 28 days (4 weeks). The spacing between the 2nd and 3rd doses must be at least 56 days (8 weeks). The spacing between the 1st and 3rd dose must also be at least 114 days (16 weeks) and MUST be administered after 24 weeks of age.

    5. Varicella (Chicken Pox) Immunity: Two doses of the vaccine, history of the disease, documentation of laboratory testing.

    Children attending 7th grade require the following:1. Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap): One adult dose2. Meningococcal: One dose.  A child may be admitted to school if there is documentation that one dose of each of the above immunizations has been given.

    State law requires that the immunization series must be completed within eight months of school entry or the student cannot be permitted to continue in school.