School Immunization Requirements
  • The state of Pennsylvania requires ALL students to be immunized against certain diseases, a certain number of times, in a specific sequence 
  • Written proof of immunization including month, day and year is needed to enter school.
  • The only exceptions to the school laws for immunization are medical reasons and religious beliefs. If a student is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during a disease outbreak
  • Below are the required school immunizations

     Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following vaccines:  

4 doses of tetanus*
4 doses of diphtheria*
3 doses of polio
2 doses of measles**
1 dose of mumps**
1 dose of rubella (German measles)**
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or
history of disease
Children ENTERING 7TH GRADE need additional vaccines:
1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
(if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)
1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or TD
** Usually given as MMR