In accordance to the Allegheny County Health Department, the immunization guidelines for students are listed below.
- 4 doses of Dtap (1 dose on or after 4th brithday)
- 4 doses of Polio (1 dose on or after 4th birthday, and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 doses MMR
- 2 doses Varicella
Acceptable documentation includes:
- Immunization record from the Primary Care Provider
- A written statement from the former school district or from a medical office that the required immunizationshave been administered, or that a required series is in progress
Exemptions to Immunizations
Medical Exemption- when the physical condtion of the child is such that immunizations would endanger their life or health. It requires a physician's signature and date.
Religious Exemption- when the parent/guardian adheres to a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to such immunizations. It requires a parent/guardian signature and date.
Documentation for lead testing is required for all students entering kindergarten effective January 1, 2018 by the Allegheny County Health Department.
For more information regarding the new lead testing requirement, please click the link below.