To help in assuring that our students continue along a healthy path in life we follow the immunization recommendations set forth by the American College Health Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Our present vaccination requirements are as follows:
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – Two doses given 28 days apart meets the requirement.
Polio – One of three primary series is acceptable. The requirement includes either three doses of OPV (oral), four doses of IPV/OPV (injected and oral) sequential, or four doses of IPV.
Varicella – A history of disease, a positive varicella antibody, or two doses of vaccine meets the requirement.
Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis – Primary series of four doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, or Td with a booster every ten years of Td.
Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) – Three doses of vaccine for females meets the recommendation.
Hepatitis A – Two doses of vaccine meets the recommendation
Hepatitis B – Three doses of vaccine or a reactive Hepatitis B antibody meets the requirement.
Meningococcal Tetravalent – A,C,W,Y – 135 One dose of tetravalent conjugate or tetravalent polysaccharide meets the requirement.
Tuberculosis Screening – High risk students or those residing in high risk countries require a tuberculin skin test. If the result is positive a chest x-ray is required to detect active disease. Treatment is recommended for latent tuberculosis disease and required for active tuberculosis disease.
Waivers must be signed by our patients or their parents (if the patient is under the age of 18) if due to medical or religious reasons they are not following the recommended vaccination schedule.