The Pennsylvania Department of Health has changed the school immunization regulations beginning August 2017. Please note the following information regarding attendance in the Midland Borough School District.
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students will risk exclusion (unable to attend school) until the District has a record verifying that they have received all of the required immunizations. This complete immunization record MUST be submitted to your child’s school by August 30, 2017. If your child needs any required immunizations, please call your child’s physician's office to schedule the appropriate appointment. If you are underinsured and have concerns with the cost, the Pennsylvania Department of Health in Beaver County offers assistance. Please contact them at 724-774-1385 for more information.
Students in ALL grades (K-8) need the following immunizations for attendance:
4 doses of – DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis - 1 dose on or after 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 - MMR (measles, mumps, rubella);
3 doses of - Hepatitis B;
2 doses of - Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or evidence of immunity.
Seventh (7th) Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for entry:
1 dose Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV)
1 dose of Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
PLEASE NOTE: The only exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are: medical reasons, religious beliefs, philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction. Statements of exemption must be provided in writing. If your child is exempt from immunizations, he or she may be excluded from school during an outbreak.
Should you have any questions, please contact the school nurse,
Beth Calahan, RN, BSN, CSN, at 724-643-8650 Ext. 215
Ms. Beth Calahan, RN, BSN, CSN
Midland Elementary-Middle School
173 Seventh St
Midland, PA 15059
Phone 724-643-8650 Ext. 215
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