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Immunization Requirements from PA Department of Health

 

State law requires that the immunization series be completed within 5 days of school entry or the student cannot be permitted to continue in school.

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) (DTaP)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given) (IPV)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity (History of chickenpox or antibody titer)

7th through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
    • first dose prior to entry into 7th grade
    • a second dose is required at age 16 or prior to entry into 12th grade
      • If the student has already received the first dose after age 16, only one dose is required.  
 
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