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2017-2018 New Immunization Requirements

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)