• Pennsylvania State Law requires all students to be properly immunized 

    Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following vaccines (Immunizations):

    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis*(1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after 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 DT or Td

    **Usually given as MMR

    7th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry:

    • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)  (usually given between 11-15 years of age) 
    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis(Tdap)

    12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry:

    • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)  (second dose at age 16 or entry into 12th grade)  NOTE if 1st dose given at age 16 only 1 dose needed

     Pennsylvania department of school health Flyer: PA Immunization Flyer

    BCDH alternatives for immunizations: BCDH - alternative for immunizations and insurance