skip to main content

Required Immunizations

10 months ago

Required Immunizations

The Pennsylvania Department of Health establishes guidelines for all students regarding immunization requirements. New regulations were implemented in March 2017, beginning the 2017-2018. 

Students have a provisional enrollment of the first 5 days of school, in order to complete all required immunizations or a parent or guardian must provide a completed medical certificate indicating the dates immunizations will be received.  

The new guidelines do not change the requirements allowing a child to obtain an exemption from immunization requirements for either religious or medical reasons. 

For entrance into kindergarten the following immunizations are required:

  • 4 doses TDap, 1 dose given on or after the age of 4
  • 4 doses Polio, 1 dose given on or after the age of 4
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses MMR
  • 2 doses varicella or evidence of immunity

The TDap and meningitis vaccine are required for students entering 7th grade.

 A second Meningitis vaccine is required to students entering 12th grade. Your school nurses will communicate what your child may still need for school enrollment.