• PA School Immunization Requirements 2017-18 School Year


    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)
    • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
    • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

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

    • 2 doses of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)
    • First dose is given 11-15 years; a second dose is required at 16 years of age or entry into 12th grade
    • If the 1st dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required
    • 1 dose of Tetanus, Diptheria, acellular Pertussis Tdap

    Exemptions to the school laws are:

      • Medical reasons
      • Religious beliefs
      • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical convictions



    If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.


    Contact your health care provider or the PA Department of Health at (1-877-724-3258) for further information.


    Vaccine information can be found at www.dontwaitvaccinate.pa.gov