CHIP covers uninsured kids up to age 19 in Pennsylvania. It doesn’t matter why your kids don’t have health coverage right now; CHIP may be able to help. Most kids receive CHIP for free. Others can get the same benefits at a low cost. Please click the flyers below for more information.
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