Is Your Child Vaccinated and Ready for School?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding parents to ensure their children are up-to-date on vaccines as they head back to school.

Under new rules adopted last year, parents must get their children fully immunized prior to the fifth day of school or the students will be excluded from school. Previously, parents had eight months to meet school immunization requirements.

If a student is in the middle of an immunization series and it is too soon for the next dose, the parents must provide the school nurse with a written plan, signed by their health care provider, within the first five days of school.

For more information, contact your health care provider, visit 
PA Department of Health School Immunizations or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.