New Vaccination Requirements

Starting in the 2011/2012 school year, children will need the following vaccinations:

  • 4 doses of tetanus (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles
  • 2 doses of mumps
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease

Children attending 7th grade in 2011/2012 need the following:

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease

These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious beliefs.  If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.  Contact your health care provider or 1-877 PA HEALTH for more information.