AllentownSchool District

Immunization Information


Before your child may attend school, you must show proof of adequate immunization from a doctor or clinic:

4 DPT doses (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus – one dose must be after the 4th birthday)

4 Polio doses (one dose must be after the 4th birthday)

3 Hepatitis B doses

2 MMR doses (measles, mumps, rubella)

2 Varicella doses (chicken pox)


Seventh through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

Entrance into 7th Grade and subsequent grades: 

1 Tdap dose (tetanus, diphteria, acellular pertussis)

1 MCV (first dose)

Entrance into 12th Grade: 

2 MCV doses (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)

  • First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade.

  • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.

If a student does not have all the doses listed above, needs additional doses, and the next dose is medically appropriate, the student must receive that dose within the first 5 days of school or risk exclusion. If the next dose is not the final dose of the series, the student must also provide a medical plan and appointment within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations or risk exclusion. 

An Immunization Exemption form must be filled out for any student who is exempt from immunizations due to religious, moral or medical reasons. Exempt students may be removed from school during a disease outbreak. 

Link to Immunization Exemption Form: 

More information on PA immunization requirements is available from the PA Department of Education by accessing the following link: 

Where to obtain vaccinations: 

ASD is proud to be an approved provider for PA Vaccines for Children Program (PA VFC).

The program provides free vaccines to children (0-18) who meet the following criteria:

  • Medicaid eligible: a child who is eligible for the Medicaid program.  (For the purposes of the VFC Program the terms Medicaid-eligible and Medicaid-enrolled are equivalent and refer to children who have health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program)

  • Uninsured: a child who has no health insurance coverage

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: as defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)

  • Underinsured: a child who has private health insurance that does not cover vaccines, a child whose health insurance only covers certain vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose health insurance covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap (once the fixed dollar/cap is reached, the child is VFC eligible).

Please contact your student’s school nurse for more information. 

ASD VFC Parent Letter English: 

ASD VFC Parent Letter Spanish: 

ASD Vaccine Consent Form English:

ASD Vaccine Consent Form Spanish: 


  1. Your Family Physician 

  2. Allentown Health Bureau, 245 North Sixth Street. Call (610) 437-7754 for an  appointment. (Uninsured, Underinsured or Medicaid children only. No charge). 

  3. Valley Health Partners Children’s Clinic, 17th Street. Call 610-969-4300 for an appointment. 

  4. Valley Health Partners Hay’s Elementary School Clinic, 1227 W. Gordon Street. Call 610-969-4300

  5. Valley Health Partners Sheridan Elementary School Clinic, 521 N. 2nd Street. Call 610-969-4300

  6. Star Community Health KidsCare Sigal, 450 W. Chew Street. Call 484-822-7580

There will be a sliding scale fee at clinics. Please ask when making appointments.