Immunization RegulationsIn 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, 2007School 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 doses Tetanus, 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 doses Measles 2 doses Mumps 2 doses Rubella 3 doses Hepatitis B 2 doses Varicella - **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 dose Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) 2 doses Meningitis 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 LinksAllegheny County Health Department - clinic hours Federally funded immunizations and administered free of charge to children through 18 years of age.