Updated: May 20, 2014
Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of Immunization
PO Box 90
Phone: (717) 787-5681
Fax: (717) 772-4309
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.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||
4 doses, age appropriate with 1 dose on or after 4th birthday.
7th grade: One dose of Tdap if at least 5 years have elapsed since the last dose of a vaccine containing tetanus and diphtheria. TdaP may be administered as a single antigen vaccine or in a combination form.
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade||
Day Care, Head Start, K-12: 3 properly-spaced doses of hepatitis B vaccine, unless a child receives a vaccine as approved by the Food and Drug Administration for a two-dose regimen, or a history of hepatitis B immunity proved by laboratory testing. Hepatitis B vaccine may be administered as single antigen vaccine or in a combination form.
|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||7th grade||One dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine. MCV may be administered as a single antigen vaccine or in a combination form.|
|Pneumococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses, age appropriate
K-12- 3 doses
|Varicella||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, First Grade, Seventh Grade||
Day Care, Head Start, K-1, 7: Two properly-spaced doses of varicella vaccine, the first dose administered at 12 months of age or older. Varicella vaccine may be administered as a single antigen vaccine or in a combination form.
Chicken pox immunity proven by laboratory testing or documented history of the disease by the child’s parent/guardian/physician.