Important Immunization Information

Important Immunization Information
Posted on 04/27/2017

Dear CV families:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations effective with the start of the 2017-18 school year. The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the Commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. Students may risk exclusion from school without proof of immunization or exemption. For some vaccines this could occur as soon as the first day of school.

Please click here to review a flyer from the PA Department of Health for more details*.

Please click here for a copy of the PA Department of Health Medical Certificate.

Please DO NOT DELAY. We urge you to make an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to obtain the necessary immunizations prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Please contact your child's school nurse should you have any questions.

Students in ALL grades will need the following*:

4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (usually given as DTP or DTaP)
4 doses of polio
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella (usually given as MMR)
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

Students entering 7th grade need*:

1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) 
1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

Students entering 12th grade need*:

1 dose of MCV after 16 years of age

* Please see flyer for specifics regarding when doses must be received and when exclusion from school, per the DOH, may begin.

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