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Welsh Valley Middle School

Off-Canvas

School Health Record Requirements

Pennsylvania School Health Law requires medical/dental examinations, immunizations, and health screening for all students at the intervals cited below. Additional information and LMSD forms can be found on the district website at http://www.lmsd.org/departments/health/resources.

State Mandated Health Exams

  • Physical exam: Kindergarten/First Grade (the year that a student enters school), 6th grade, 11th grade
  • Dental exam: Kindergarten/First Grade (the year that a student enters school), 3rd grade, 7th grade

Vaccines required for ALL students in grades K-12

  • Four doses of Tetanus, Diphtheria, & acellular Pertussis (usually given as DTP, DTaP, DT or Td)
    • One dose must be on or after the 4th birthday
  • Four doses of Polio vaccine
    • 4th dose must be on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given
    • 4th dose is not necessary if the 3rd dose was given at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose
  • Two doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Three properly spaced doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
    • First dose must be given after 12 months of age
    • If immune, provide date of disease

Vaccines required for ALL students in grades 7 - 11

  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) (if 5 years has elapsed since the last tetanus vaccine)
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4/ MenACWY)

Vaccines required for ALL students in grades 12

  • 2 doses of Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY)
    • If the first dose of MenACWY was given at 16 years of age or older, this shall count as the 12th grade dose

Annual School Health Screening

  • Growth (grades Kdg thru 12th grade)
  • Vision (grades Kdg thru 12th grade)
  • Hearing (grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, 11)
  • Scoliosis (grades 6 & 7 - offered in the absence of a current physical exam form; requires written parent permission)