NEW: 2017-18 School Vaccination Requirements
Vaccination Clinic - Aug. 25If you are unable to make an appointment with your pediatrician or have other barriers to obtaining vaccines for your child, the Upper St. Clair School District will be hosting a student vaccination clinic on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, provided by the American HealthCare Group. Click here for more information regarding the Vaccination Clinic. Please contact your child's health office for more information or for any other questions or concerns.These requirements allow for the following exemptions: medical reason, religious belief, or philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction. Even if your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be excluded from school during an outbreak of vaccine preventable disease.All students need the following:
*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable, OT or Td
- 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 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, rubella***
- 3 doses of hepatitis B
- 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
**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***Usually given as MMROn the first day of school, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had at least one dose of the above vaccinations or risk exclusion.
For attendance in 7th Grade
- If a child does not have all the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is medically appropriate, the child must receive that dose within the first five days of school or risk exclusion. If the next dose is not the final dose of the series, the child must also provide a medical plan (red and white card) within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.
- If a child does not have all the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is not medically appropriate, the child must provide a medical plan (red and white card) within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion.
- The medical plan must be followed or risk exclusion.
For attendance in 12th Grade
- 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) on the first day of 7th grade.
- 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) on the first day of 7th grade.
On the first day of 12th Grade, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the above vaccines or risk exclusion.
- 1 dose of MCV on the first day of 12th grade. If one dose was given at 16 years of age or older, that shall count as the twelfth grade dose.
Resources for Families:
- School Vaccination Flyer for Parents (English) (PDF)
- School Vaccination Flyer for Parents (Spanish) (PDF)
- School Vaccination Requirement Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Pennsylvania Department of Health - Division of Immunizations
- Don't Wait. Vaccinate, web resource for families from the Pa. Dept. of Health
- PSBA: School immunization changes now final (summarizes the changes)
- Next year's high school seniors will need 2nd meningitis shot by fall (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 21, 2017)