Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements


New Immunization Requirements

 

Varicella (chicken pox) immunity, either from vaccination, history of the disease, or laboratory testing for new school enterers (Kindergarten or first-grade) and students entering the seventh-grade; and three doses of hepatitis B vaccine (for students entering the seventh-grade). For more information, call your child's school nurse.

Mrs Hoak (252-3674) Elementaries
Mrs. Womack (252-3400) High School / Middle School
Mrs. Martin (252-3676) High School / Middle School

     
Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following vaccines:  
     
  3 doses of tetanus (usually given as DTP or DtaP or DT or Td)
  3 doses of diphtheria (usually given as DTP or DtaP or DT or Td)
  3 doses of polio  
  2 doses of measles (usually given as MMR)
  1 dose of mumps (usually given as MMR)  
  1 dose of rubella (German Measles) (usually given as MMR)  
     
Children ENTERING SCHOOL K or grade 1 need the following vaccines:
     
  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  
  1 dose of mumps  
  1 dose of rubella (German measles)  
  3 doses of hepatitis B  
  1 dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or history of disease  
     
Children entering 7th grade need the following vaccines:
     
  3 doses of tetanus  
  3 doses of diphtheria  
  3 doses of polio  
  2 doses of measles  
  1 dose of mumps  
  1 dose of rubella (German measles)  
  3 doses of hepatitis B  
  Age appropriate dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or history of disease
     
Any student who has not submitted proof of immunization will not be allowed to attend school. The only way a child can be excused from this directive is if a parent files with the district an exception for religious reasons, or if a physician signs the immunization certificate that the immunization is not medically advisable.
     
Parents can make arrangements with their doctor or the free clinic which is held every Monday at Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Health Department asks that parents bring the child's up-to-date immunization record with them. Proof of complete immunization must be returned to the child's school nurse.
     
Information on the free clinic is as follows:
Pennsylvania Department of Health
1750 North George Street
York, PA 17404 Phone: 771-1336
Clinic hours: Monday 8:00 - 11:00 am , 1:00 - 3:00 pm