New and Additional Immunization Requirements

The following are NEW and ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 School Year.

Do Not Delay:   

Please make an appointment with your child's healthcare provider to obtain the necessary immunizations prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.   Free and reduced cost immunizations are available for uninsured and underinsured children at the Department of Health in the county in which you live.  Please click here to find your county health department. 

Students Need the Following Immunizations for School Attendance

Children in all grades (K-12)** 

  • 4 doses DPT* (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis), (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses Polio* (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose)

  • 3 doses Hepatitis B*

  • 2 doses Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)*

  • 2 doses Varicella* (chickenpox) or a documented history of disease

Children entering 7th Grade to start 7th grade**

  • 1 dose Menactra* (meningitis) at age 11 or older

  • 1 dose Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis)

  • If not given in 7th grade, children entering 8th - 11th grades will need these immunizations to start the current school year

Children entering 12th Grade to start 12th grade**  

  • A second dose of Menactra is required after 16 years of age or entry into 12th grade


For ALL immunizations in ALL Grades:  


* Children must have one of each of the immunizations listed above in order to start school.  If this information is not provided your child will be excluded from attendance on day 1 of the school year. 
 

** Parents/guardians will be given 5 school days in which to get the next medically appropriate dose AND provide a Medical Certificate (available here or as a related file below) completed by the medical provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, State Health Center), which indicates the exact dates ALL the remaining doses are scheduled.  If this information is not provided, your child will be excluded from attendance on day 6 of the school year.


** When immunizations are not medically appropriate to be given in the first 5 days of school, a parent/guardian must provide a Medical Certificate (available here or as a related file below) completed by the medical provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, State Health Center), which indicates the exact dates ALL the remaining doses are scheduled.  If this information is not provided, your child will be excluded from attendance on day 6 of the school year.  




Questions?


Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have questions concerning your child’s immunization status. 


High Schools:

Cedar Cliff, Teresa Stoner, TStoner@wssd.k12.pa.us

Red Land, Tom Peifer, TPeifer@wssd.k12.pa.us

Middle Schools:

Allen, Lisa Loring, LLoring@wssd.k12.pa.us

Crossroads, Sarah Glass, SGlass@wssd.k12.pa.us

New Cumberland, Deb Kambic, DKambic@wssd.k12.pa.us

Elementary Schools:

Fairview, Deb Kambic, DKambic@wssd.k12.pa.us

Fishing Creek, Sarah Glass, SGlass@wssd.k12.pa.us

Highland, Ann Heidecker, AHeidecker@wssd.k12.pa.us

Hillside, Ann Heidecker, AHeidecker@wssd.k12.pa.us

Lower Allen,  Lisa Loring, LLoring@wssd.k12.pa.us

Newberry, Judy Huggins, JHuggins@wssd.k12.pa.us

Red Mill, Judy Huggins, JHuggins@wssd.k12.pa.us

Rossmoyne, Lisa Loring, LLoring@wssd.k12.pa.us

Washington Heights, Julie Fickel, JFickel@wssd.k12.pa.us

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