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Allentown School District

2017-2018 School Immunization Law Changes

Dear Allentown School District Parents/Guardians:

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has put new regulations in place for the start of the 2017-18 school year for immunization requirements.
  • Children entering Grade 12 will now need a second booster of the MCV (meningitis) vaccine.
  • Children in all grades may need an additional dose of Polio vaccine depending on their last dose.  
  • The biggest change is children will not have 8 months to remain in school without mandated vaccinations. This has been reduced to 5 days from the first day of the school year.

Currently, your child’s school nurse is reviewing all immunization records, and will be sending home a notification of what your child will need for the 2017-2018 school year. Please look for more information over the next several weeks if your child needs additional immunizations. More information may be found by clicking here for flyer or by contacting your school nurse.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Childhood Immunizations

The Allentown Health Bureau offers childhood immunizations - oftentimes, for free - for children residing in the City of Allentown. For details, contact the Allentown Health Bureau at 610-437-7754.
Bureau Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Immunization Clinics:
By appointment only
(Note: clinics alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays each week)
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (once a month)
Target Population:
Children, birth to 18 years of age
Free - For uninsured and underinsured City of Allentown children
Geographic area served:
City of Allentown residents only
Program Description:
The Immunization Program's goal is to immunize all children by the age of two and to give boosters to older children, as needed.
Primary Services:
Immunization clinic services
Educational programs for parents and professionals