• Immunization Requirements

    No student shall be admitted to school for the first time who has not been immunized against diseases enumerated by the PA Department of Health. The Department of Health requires all children to have a certificate of immunization from their family physician or State Health Center. These requirements allow exemptions for medical reasons and religious beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

    Children ENTERING SCHOOL (at K through grade 5) need the following:

    • 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 dose of mumps**
    • 1 dose of rubella (German measles) **
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 1 dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or documented history of disease

    *Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or Td
    **Usually given as MMR
            1st dose of MMR and Varicella to be given on or after the 1st birthday