STATEWIDE - The Pennsylvania Department of Health has revised Pennsylvania’s school immunization requirements for the 2017-18 school year, Rep. Rosemary Brown (R-189th), reminded.

The new rules require parents to get their children fully immunized prior to the fifth day of school or the students will be excluded from school. Previously, parents had eight months to meet school immunization requirements.

If a student is in the middle of an immunization series and it is too soon for the next dose, the parents must provide the school nurse with a written plan, signed by their health care provider, within the first five days of school.

For more information, contact your healthcare provider, visit health.pa.gov or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.