In accordance with the Allegheny County Health Department, the immunization guidelines for students are listed below. Enrollment requirements include documentation of completed age/grade appropriate immunizations. New Students will not be permitted to register without completed immunizations.##
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Enrollment of Students
24 P.S. §13-1301 – §13-1306 Issued January 22, 2009
School Regulations - Approved by Allegheny County Board of Health, September 5, 2007 and by Allegheny County Council July 1, 2008.
Acceptable documentation includes either:
- The child's immunization record from the Primary Care Provider.
- A written statement from the former school district or from a medical office that the required immunizations have been administered, or that a required series is in progress.
|All Students ||Grade K-12 |
Tetanus (1 dose after 4th birthday)
Diphtheria (1 dose after 4th birthday)
|2 doses||Measles |
|2 doses||Mumps |
|3 doses||Hepatitis B |
|2 doses||Varicella |
|or written statement from physician/designee indicating month and year of disease or serologic proof of immunity|
|Grades 7-12 *||In addition to those listed above|
|1 dose||Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) |
|1 dose||Meningitis vaccine (MCV)|
* 7th grade students will not be permitted to start their 7th grade school year without completion of the above noted immunizations.
##Students entering kindergarten in August 2011 must provide documentation of one dose of each required antigen to register. Documentation of completed immunizations are then required to attend the first day of school.
Center for Disease Control - recommended immunization schedule
Exemptions to Immunization Laws
Medical exemption - when the physical condition of the child is such that immunization would endanger life or health. (Requires Physician's signature.)
Religious exemption –when the parent/guardian adheres to a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to such immunizations. (Requires parent/guardian signature.)