Nine Back-to-School Immunizations You Must Ensure Before Your Kids Go to School

Between shopping for school supplies and wrapping up a busy summer of activities, getting your child prepared for a new school year can be a hectic time. This is why it’s a good idea not to delay required vaccinations until the last two weeks before school starts, when many other children are also in need of the same service. Avoid waiting for an appointment at a doctor’s office by getting your child’s back-to-school vaccinations today at your local Philadelphia RediClinic!

Get Required Immunizations at RediClinic

RediClinic’s board-certified clinicians can answer any questions you may have about the following vaccines your child needs to meet immunization requirements for Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia.

  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of tetanus*(1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 3 doses of polio
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of measles**
  • 2 doses of mumps**
  • 1 dose of rubella (German measles) **
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Given as Tdap, DTaP or Td
**Given as MMR

In addition, children entering the seventh grade are subject to these additional immunization requirements.

  • 1 dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), if five years have elapsed since last tetanus immunization

Medical experts have proven that most childhood vaccines are 90% to 99% effective at preventing disease. Should a vaccinated child become infected with a disease, the symptoms will usually be milder than those experienced by a child who has not been vaccinated. View a complete list of vaccines RediClinic administers.

No Appointment Needed

To accommodate your family’s busy schedule, RediClinic offers 17 locations inside select Rite Aid pharmacies throughout greater Philadelphia. Each clinic location is open seven days a week with extended weekday hours. RediClinic treats adults and children age 18 months and older.

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