School Vaccination Requirements for Attendace in Pennsylvania Schools- 2017-2018
– 4 doses of tetanus, diptheria, and acelluar pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
– 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose given)**
– 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella ***
– 3 doses of hepatitis B
– 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable, DT or Td
**A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose
***Usually given as MMR
FOR ATTENDANCE IN 7th GRADE- 1 dose of tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) is required before the first day of 7th grade.
FOR ATTENDANCE IN 12th GRADE- 1 dose of MCV that was given at 16 years of age or older is required before the first day of 12th grade.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the above vaccinations or risk exclusion.
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