All children entering the school must meet the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania immunization requirements. Completed immunizations are mandatory to attend school at any grade level.
The current immunizations must be completed before entering school, or students may be at risk for exclusion.
- Diphtheria and Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis: 4 doses with one dose on or after the 4th birthday
- Polio: 4 doses of polio vaccine with 4th dose on or after 4th birthday
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: 2 doses of MMR, with the first dose given 12 months of age or older.
- Hepatitis B: 3 properly spaced doses
- Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses with the first dose given on or after 1st birthday OR a written statement of having the disease.
- Tdap: For entry into 7th
- MCV (meningococcal conjugate vaccine): For entry into 7th and 12th grade
Exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are:
- Medical reasons
- Religious beliefs
- Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.
- If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be removed from school during an outbreak.
Immunizations must be completed within five school days from the start of school. Immunizations will be reviewed by your child’s certified school nurse. Any questions will be directed to the parent/ guardian. If immunizations are not complete, the student will be excluded from attending school until immunizations are completed, OR a medical certificate is provided by a healthcare provider indicating when the immunization(s) are scheduled to be completed.