Required Immunizations

  • Immunization against certain communicable diseases is necessary for a healthier school life. 

    Under the regulations of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County departments of health, the immunizations below are required:

    Immunizations for Grades K-12

    • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
    • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
    • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella, usually given as MMR
    • 3 doses of hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox) or a written statement from physical/designee indicating month and year of disease or serologic proof of immunity

    Immunizations for Grade 7

    • 1 dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap, given as Adacel or Boostrix)
    • 1 dose of meningitis vaccine (MCV4)

     Immunization for Grade 12

    • 2nd dose of meningitis vaccine (MCV4)



Additional Information

    • Students will only be admitted to school with the required immunizations. 

    • Proof of immunization must be presented when enrolling in school. Immunization information can be obtained from your family doctor or former school district. 

    • Immunizations that are required for school are available from the Allegheny County Health Department to children that are uninsured or are an American Indian or Alaskan native. Call (412) 578-8060 for time and location.  Any further questions may be addressed to the school nurse in the building to which your child is assigned. 

    • Parents should notify the school nurse of any immunizations (booster shots) given to the student during the school year. Updated Tetanus information is extremely important if your child becomes injured.