School Immunization Regulations

School Immunization Regulations

The Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations and Somerset Area School District wants to give families plenty of time to ensure their children have received the required vaccines, listed below.

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis
  • 4 doses of polio
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity


7th through 12th grade students need to meet ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

  • 2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV): The 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age and the 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)


As always, your child's physician is the best source of information about immunizations and all of your child's health needs.

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