New Immunization equirements
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    NEW PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

    Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

    •  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 and rubella**

    • 3 doses of hepatitis B

    • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

    • Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

    • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
    • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

    First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.  If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

    * Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td * * Usually given as MMR