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August

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Be prepared for the return of school by checking to make sure your immunizations are up to date. There are state laws and guidelines that all schools have to follow.

Immunization Schedule for those 11 years of age and older:

Hepatitis B - ("Hep B") - You need a series of 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine if you have notalready received them.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella ("MMR") - Check with your healthcare provider to make sure you've had yoursecond dose of MMR.

Tetanus, diphtheria (Td) ("tetanus shot") - You will need a Td booster dose every ten years.

Varicella ("chickenpox shot") - If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child, you will need the vaccination. If you are over 13 years of age you will need 2 doses of this vaccine.

Meningococcal ("meningitis shot") - Pennsylvania State law requires all college students to be given information about meningitis and the vaccine, and to either receive the vaccine before coming to college, or sign a waiver.

Tuberculosis Screening (PPD - Mantoux) : A test for tuberculosis must be performed on all students. If positive, a chest x-ray is required for further evaluation. A PPD is required regardless of previous BCG inoculation.

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