Student Vaccine Program 2017

Exit Survey

Dear Parents,

"Don't Wait. Vaccinate."  The Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving parents just five days to prove their child or children have received all state-required immunizations.  If no proof is given after day five, your child or children will not be allowed to attend school.  This is a NEW rule and will take effect the first day of the 2017/2018 school year.  

Children in ALL Grades need the following immunizations for attendance: 

* 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)

* 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or before 4th birthday) 

* 3 doses of hepatitis B 

Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization required for attendance: 

* 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) 

         -- First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

         -- If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

* 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

Detweiler Family Medicine & Associates and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services have joined forces to ensure your child or children have the immunizations they need to begin the 2017/2018 school year. Please be sure to bring your child/s vaccine record with you on the day of the clinic.  

Thank you!