Immunization Requirements

PA Department of Health Immunization Regulations for 2017-2018

Attention Parents and Guardians of School-Aged Children: The Pennsylvania Department of Health has made several major changes to immunization requirements that will take effect August 2017. 

It is important for you to be aware of these changes and take action as needed to ensure your child can be enrolled in and attend school in August 2017. 

The major changes include the following:

**Change to Provisional Enrollment Period: 
The provisional period during which students without vaccines or allowed exemptions are permitted to attend school has been reduced from 8 months to 5 days (starting with the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year).

**New Vaccination Requirements:
**Combination form for diptheria and tetanus;
**Pertussis vaccination
**Combination form for measles, mumps and rubella; and
**Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) for entry into 12th Grade

A child must have the required, medically appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines OR risk exclusion from school. 

Please review the handout below and ensure your child has the required vaccinations OR a plan in place to complete them OR the appropriate exemption paperwork on file with the District by the start of school in August 2017. 

The resources below will provide you with detailed information on what vaccinations are required. It is also a good idea to speak with your child's pediatrician or family doctor with any questions or concerns you may have.

Please visit the website below for more information: 
http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Immunizations/Pages/Don't-Wait,-Vaccinate.aspx#.WcKTLtOGNUc