Mandated Immunizations

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The PA Department of Health mandates the following grade level exams:


Grade K/1: Physical Exam, Dental Exam

Grade 3:    Dental Exam

Grade 6:    Physical Exam, Scoliosis Screen

Grade 7:    Dental Exam, Scoliosis Screen

Grade 11:  Physical Exam


The Department of Health encourages the family physician and dentist to conduct the examinations since they are aware of the student’s health status and history. These examinations are at the parent’s expense. If possible, private examinations should be done over the summer to have the forms completed before SEPTEMBER. Physical and dental examinations done up to one year before grade entry will be accepted.

Results of private exams Must be recorded on the Official Form.


Forms can be found on the district website on the Health tab under departments or a hard copy provided by the School Nurse.


An appointment may be scheduled with the school physician and/or school dentist for any student whose form is not returned to school.  Parents/guardians will be notified of the examination date and must submit signed permission to schedule an exam. These examinations are free of cost.


If you still haven’t completed the state mandated immunizations for school the Washington County Health department provides Immunizations for the uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid students.  They have appointments every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You must contact the health department at 1-877-724-3258 to make an appointment. Immunizations are given at the Public Welfare Office on 167 N Main St, Washington, PA 15301.


You should have been contacted by your school nurse if your child is missing any mandated immunizations. If you have any questions, reach out to your buildings school nurse.