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Immunization Regulations
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 
 July 1, 2007
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.

Immunization Requirements below are reflective of 47 Pa.B. 1300, Amending 28 PA. Code Ch. 23, March 4, 2017:

4 dosesTetanus, Diptheria, and acellular Pertussis (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
4 doses Polio (1 dose on or after 4th birthday, and 6 months after previous dose given)
2 dosesMeasles    
2 dosesMumps     
2 dosesRubella
3 dosesHepatitis B
2 dosesVaricella - **or a 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 doseTetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)
2 dosesMeningitis vaccine (MCV)

* 7th grade students will not be permitted to start their 7th grade school year without completion of the Tdap and the 1st dose of MCV; *12th grade students will not be permitted to start their 12th grade school year without completion of the 2nd dose of the MCV (new requirement for the 2017-2018 school year). 


Exemptions to Immunization Regulations

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.)


Additional Links

Center for Disease Control - recommended immunization schedule

Allegheny County Health Department - clinic hours  Federally funded immunizations and administered free of charge to children through 18 years of age.