Vacunas

Pennsylvania

Updated: Agosto 8, 2002

Contact Information

Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of Immunization
PO Box 90
Harrisburg, 17108
Phone: (717) 787-5681
Fax: (717) 772-4309
Website

Vaccine Requirements for the State of Pennsylvania

Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.

Vaccine Age/Grade Comments
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start - Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip).

K-12 - 4 doses DT with 1 dose on or after 4 th birthday for original entry in K or 1; 3 doses T and D for all other grades; pertussis not required

Hepatitis A None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Hepatitis B Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade Day Care, Head Start, K-1, 7: 3 doses or age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip). ; K-1: new entry. Entering 7th grade: 3 doses required.

Philadelphia will require appropriate dosage for Seventh grade entry beginning 2002-2003 school year

Hib Day Care, Head Start Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 1 dose after 1st birthday *K-12: 2 doses of measles vaccine are required prior to entry

K-12- 1 dose at 12 months of age or older

 

Meningococcal College/University College/University - All college and university students who live in dorms are required 1 dose or student must sign a waiver or if minor, the waiver must be signed by the parent
Pneumococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Polio Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate

K-12- 3 doses

Varicella Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade Day Care, Head Start, K-1, 7- Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip). K/1 and 7th grade: 1 dose required for school entry. Chicken pox immunity proven by laboratory testing or documented history of the disease by the child’s parent/guardian/physician.

Kindergarten and First Grade- one dose required for school entrance beginning 2002-2003 school year

Seventh Grade- Age appropriate dose required for entrance; Dose(s) required beginning 2002-2003 school year

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