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Pennsylvania Mandated Exams:

Pennsylvania Public School Code, Article XIV, Section 1402 mandates that all students in Pennsylvania schools receive the following medical exams.

 Physical exam:

  • Upon entering school for the first time (kindergarten or grade one)
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 11

 Dental exam:

  • Upon entering school for the first time (kindergarten or grade one)
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 7

Forms may be obtained from the school nurse or downloaded from this site. 
Completed forms should be returned to the school nurse.

Exam may be performed up to one year prior to start of the required school year. 


Pennsylvania Mandated Immunizations:


4 doses of DTaP (last dose after 4th birthday)

4 doses of Polio (last dose after 4th birthday)

3 doses of HepB 

2 doses of MMR 

2 doses of Varicella

Lead testing

7th graders: 

1 dose of MCV (given after 11th birthday)

1 dose of Tdap (given after 11th birthday)

12th graders: 

2 doses of MCV (second dose given after 16th birthday)

The law provides that students NOT IN COMPLIANCE with these requirements MUST BE EXCLUDED from the start of the school year until the student provides verification of the immunizations received, has a scheduled plan signed by the physician, or obtains an exemption signed according to the provisions of the law. Medical and religious exemptions are accepted. Exemption letters must be signed and dated by a parent/guardian. 



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