Don't Wait...Set the Date and Vaccinate!

The first day of school, September 3rd, is just around the corner.  As you start thinking about getting your child ready to return to school, an essential part of your back-to-school checklist should also include making sure their vaccinations are up-to-date. Students who do not have proof of all required vaccines will not be able to attend school unless an exemption form has been submitted and approved by the Office of Health Services.

Families or students with questions are encouraged to speak with their school nurse or call (215) 400-5VAX.

Immunization Requirements

3 Ways to Comply

Schedule your child a well visit to ensure they receive the required vaccinations. Have your student’s doctor provide you with a Certificate of Immunization.

Obtain a medical certificate signed by your child’s doctor, detailing the plan to complete vaccines if the next dose is not medically appropriate.

Submit documentation if your child is exempt from any immunization(s) for a medical, religious or philosophical/ strong moral reason. 

Submit Proof of Immunizations

If your child receives their vaccines prior to September 3rd, you can send proof of immunizations to the School District of Philadelphia in the following ways:

Email to 5VAX@philasd.org

Fax to (215) 400-5830

Hand deliver to 440 N. Broad Street
The Parent and Family Resource Center
10 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

After September 3rd, proof of immunization records should be submitted directly to your child’s school.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Call your child’s doctor or
a city health center today!

To schedule an appointment at a health center call (215) 685-2933.

Federally Qualified Health Centers are “safety net” providers such as community health centers. The main purpose of the FQHC Program is to enhance the provision of primary care services in under-served communities. Any Philadelphia resident is eligible for free or low-cost care at the City’s AHS Health Centers.