Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements


Children In All Grades Need the Following:

  • 4 doses of Tetanus* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)

  • 4 doses of Diptheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)

  • 3 doses of Polio

  • 2 doses of Measles**

  • 2 doses of Mumps**

  • 1 dose of Rubella (German measles)**

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) or history of disease

*usually given as DTP or DtaP or DT or Td

** usually given as MMR

Children Attending 7th grade Need the Following:

  • 1 dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acelllular Pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)

  • 1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (MCV)

These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.