• In March 2017, the Department of Health amended its regulations relating to school immunizations which became effective in August 2017.

    Children in all grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

    • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis( 1 dose after the 4th birthday)
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella(usually given as MMR)
    • 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)
      • 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 given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
    • 1 dose of Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

    PA Department of Health - School Children Immunizations

    School Vaccination Flyer for Parents (English)

    School Vaccination Flyer for Parents (Spanish)