Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Vaccinated!
Keep your child safe by staying up to date on their vaccinations. Pennsylvania law requires all students (K-12) be vaccinated while attending school virtually or in-person. Students that DO NOT have the required vaccines by November 2nd will be EXCLUDED from school by being marked unexcused absent until they have received the appropriate vaccines or an exemption form has been submitted to your school nurse.
It’s The Rule, Don’t Miss Out On School
Families or students with questions are encouraged to speak with their school nurse or call (215) 400-5300.
School Immunization Clinics
Attend an SDP School Immunization Clinic and submit documentation to the District at the same time.
Did you know you can walk into any CVS Pharmacy in Philadelphia to receive vaccinations? You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time.
On or before November 2, 2020, all students must be compliant with the state’s school-age vaccination law to attend school. Any student that has not submitted the required immunization paperwork to their school nurse by November 2, 2020 students will be marked unexcused absent until the required paperwork is received. Excuse notes will not be accepted if a student is unexcused absent due to non-submission of required immunization paperwork.
If you have a vaccination appointment for after November 2nd, click here to learn what to do.
Where can I get my student Vaccinated?
There are several options available when trying to get your student vaccinated.
- The student’s Doctor
- A School District Immunization Clinic
- A CVS Pharmacy
- Philadelphia’s City Health Centers
Where do I go if my student is uninsured?
Philadelphia’s city health centers offer vaccinations to school aged children. City health centers are operated by the Department of Public Health. If you are uninsured, your student may be able to receive free or low cost vaccinations. Health centers can also help you apply for affordable health insurance.
3 Ways to Comply
Schedule your student a well visit to ensure receipt of the required vaccinations. Have your student’s doctor provide you with a Certificate of Immunization.
Obtain medical certificate signed by your student’s doctor, detailing the plan to complete vaccines on the appropriate schedule.
Submit an exemption form if your student is exempt from any immunizations for a medical, religious or philosophical/ strong moral reason.
Where to get your student vaccinated?
Visit Your Student’s Doctor
If your student has a doctor that they see regularly, you can schedule an appointment to talk about the vaccinations that your student may need as well as to get your student vaccinated.
Call your student’s doctor and schedule an appointment.
School Immunization Clinics
**Vaccination is provided by CVS pharmacists and hosted at an SDP school location.**
Attend an SDP School Immunization Clinic and submit your proof of vaccination to the District at the same time your child receives the vaccine(s). School nurses will be on site and your child’s District immunization record will be updated at the same time.
To Attend a Clinic Register Today!
To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment, all participants are required to register and choose an appointment time.
Don’t forget to bring your student’s insurance card and photo identification for yourself to present to the CVS pharmacist that will be administering vaccinations at school locations.
Very Important: You will receive an email confirmation of your child’s scheduled appointment date and time. If the appointment date is after November 2nd, forward the email to your school nurse to request a provisional admission date until your child’s scheduled appointment. School nurse email addresses can be found on the District’s Get Help page.
Register For a Clinic
Register For a Clinic
View our School Immunization Clinic Schedule to register for a location and time that is best for you.
CVS Pharmacy offers the opportunity to receive vaccinations at store locations across the city. They offer both walk-in service as well as the opportunity to schedule appointments. With so many locations, there is sure to be one close to home.
The District is also offering school based immunization clinics. Learn More
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Make an appointment for a faster check-in experience at the pharmacy. Appointments are optional, but it is a good idea to let the pharmacist know when to expect you. Use the CVS Pharmacy Vaccine Scheduler to set up a time to visit a CVS location near you.
Don’t forget to bring your student’s insurance card and photo identification for yourself to present to the pharmacist.
Very Important: If your child’s CVS Pharmacy Store appointment takes place after November 2, 2020, you must email proof of the appointment to your school nurse and request a provisional admission date so your child can continue to attend school. School nurse email addresses can be found on the District’s Get Help page.
After Your Appointment, Email the Record to Your School Nurse
After your student receives vaccines from a CVS Pharmacy, take a picture of the vaccine record and email it to your school nurse so your student can continue to attend class. School nurse email addresses can be found on the District’s Get Help page.
Resources for uninsured students
If your student in not insured, click here for city health center resources.
What if my appointment is after Nov. 2nd?
- When you make an appointment at a CVS Pharmacy Store or a SDP School Vaccine Clinic you will receive an email confirmation for your appointment. Forward the email to your school nurse to request a provisional admission date until child’s scheduled appointment.
- If you have an appointment with your child’s doctor to receive the required vaccinations, email your school nurse with the doctor’s name, practice address, practice phone number, and date and time of your child’s appointment.
- After the school nurse receives the information, they will provide you with a provisional admission date, which is one school day after your appointment date. Your child will be allowed to attend class until the provisional admission date expires.
- After your child receives the vaccines, take a picture of the vaccine record and email it to your school nurse. You must email the vaccine record to your school nurse on or before your child’s provisional admission date so your child can continue to attend class.