The Pennsylvania Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in the commonwealth are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. All students must have medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines, or risk exclusion from school. The previously held provisional enrollment period of eight months to demonstrate appropriate vaccination has been eliminated by the Department of Health. Please talk to your child’s pediatrician about the vaccines your child needs to attend school, and please provide the required vaccine documentation to your child’s building nurse.
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