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2022 Pennsylvania School Vaccination Requirements

Growing Up with Vaccines - What Parents should Know

Immunizations are NOT just for children! Whether a young adult, middle-aged adult or senior citizen, we ALL need immunizations to keep us healthy.

3 Important Reasons for Adults to get Vaccinated

Did You Know:

  1. Vaccines reduce your risk of infection by working with your body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease.
  2. Vaccines are among the most effective ways to protect against serious diseases.
  3. Many vaccine-preventable diseases are no longer common thanks to vaccines.
  4. Vaccines are thoroughly tested before licensing and carefully monitored even after they are licensed to ensure they are safe.
  5. Like all medical products, vaccines can cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild and go away quickly.

All children should be immunized at regular health care visits. Beginning at birth, immunizations are very important in keeping our children healthy. The recommended immunization schedule urges shots starting at birth and going through 24 months of age, with boosters and catch-up vaccines continuing through the teenage years and into old age.

Shots can protect children against many diseases such as, diptheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), hepatitis A and B, hib meningitis, seasonal flu and pneumonia.

Who Knew?

More than 50,000 adults die each year in the United States from vaccine-preventable diseases. The use of both new and established vaccines has great potential to promote longer, healthier lives for all of us.

There are 10 different vaccines that are recommended for adults, including vaccines for measles, meningitis, chickenpox, influenza and pertussis (whooping cough).

Updating your vaccinations now can help prevent these dangerous and life-threatening diseases. If you are not sure if your vaccines are up-to-date, speak with your doctor to make certain that you are protected.

For more information on vaccines and immunizations, please visit:

For information on where to find vaccines for you or your child:

Delaware County Intercommunity Health

PA Department of Health Delaware County State Health Center

Free and Low Cost Children’s Immunizations in Delaware County

Vaccines for Children Program - The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.

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For more information and assistance, the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Wellness Line also responds to email inquiries.

Phone: (484) 276-2100 (Available 24/7)


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