North Hills follows the Allegheny County Health Department
school immunization requirements. Immunizations for all students are:
- 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the fourth birthday and usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable, DT or Td)
- 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after fourth birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given. A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose.)
- 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella (Usually given as MMR)
- 3 doses of hepatitis B
- 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
For attendance in Grade 7 (in addition to the above) - Note: There is no grace period, and these vaccines are not considered provisional.
- 1 dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) by first day
of Grade 7
- 1 dose of meningitis vaccine (MCV4) by first day of Grade 7
For attendance in Grade 12 (in addition to both lists above)
- Second dose of MCV by the fifth day of Grade 12 (If second dose was given at 16 years of age or older that shall count as the Grade 12 dose.)
If a child has not received all of the vaccines required, the child may be provisionally admitted to school only if evidence of the administration of at least one dose of each vaccine is given to the school administrator or designee and the parent or guardian’s plan for completion of the required immunizations is made part of the child’s health record. Immunization requirements should be completed within 8 months of the date of provisional admission to school.
These requirements allow for medical reasons and religious
beliefs. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from
school during an outbreak.
Pennsylvania’s school immunization requirements can be found
in 28 PA.CODE CH.23 (School Immunization). Contact your health care provider or
1-877 PA HEALTH for more information.