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State Health Mandates

       The following regulations have been established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to promote the health of our students. 

       All students entering school for the first time must be fully immunized as a condition of school attendance.  The following immunizations are required:

*        Diphtheria and Tetanus  - Four or more properly spaced doses of DTP, DTaP, Td or DT, or any combination of the three with 1 dose administered on or after the fourth birthday.

*        Polio – Three or more properly spaced doses of polio vaccine.  (Inactivated Polio Vaccine or Oral Polio Vaccine).

*        Measles (Rubeola) – Two properly spaced doses of live attenuated measles containing vaccine (preferably (MMRII) with the first dose administered at 12 months of age or older, or measles immunity proved by serological evidence determined by the hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test or any comparable test.

*        German Measles (Rubella) – One dose of live attenuated rubella containing vaccine (preferably MMRII) administered at 12 months of age or older, or rubella immunity proved by serological evidence determined by the hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test or any comparable test.

*        Mumps – Two doses of live attenuated mumps containing vaccine (preferably MMRII) administered at 12 months of age or older, or a physician diagnosis of mumps disease indicated by a written record signed by a physician or his/her designee.

*        Hepatitis B - Three properly spaced doses of hepatitis B vaccine.  (Currently the medical recommendation is that the second dose of hepatitis B vaccine be separated by at least one month after the first dose and the third dose is separated by at least 4 months after the first dose and at least 2 months after the second dose.  The 3rd dose must be given after 24 weeks of age.)

*        Varicella – Two doses of live attenuated varicella vaccine administered at 12 months of age or older, or chickenpox immunity proved by laboratory testing, or a written statement of history of chickenpox disease from a parent, guardian or physician.

Students entering 7th grade need the following:

       *One dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
      (if 5 years has elapsed since last tetanus immunization)

      *One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

A physical examination is required upon original entry into school and again in 6th and 11th grades. 

A dental examination is required upon original entry into school and again in 3rd and 7th grades.