Penn-Delco Health Services
Due to Covid 19, The Pa Department of Health has given a temporary 2 month extension for the immunization due date from the start of school. This is due to the difficulty that some families might be having in obtaining the necessary appointments due to Covid 19. All required immunizations will now be due on November 9, 2020, to avoid exclusion from school unless a medical plan is in place, or an exemption form.
We strongly urge all families to reach out to their physician in advance to get your child vaccinated.
It is a pleasure to welcome you and your children to the Penn-Delco School District. The Pennsylvania School Code provides that all children attending schools receive school health services provided by a certified school nurse. Your certified school nurse is a unique specialist whose primary role is to strengthen the educational process through improvement of the health status of children and youth. She/he is a registered professional nurse with at least a baccalaureate degree and certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She/he has an extensive background in health care, health education, school health and the use of community resources. Some of the services provided include health screenings, medical and dental examinations, emergency care, medication administration, maintenance of student health records, and monitoring of immunization compliance.
Spend time on our Health Services site to familiarize yourself with health and immunization requirements, forms, procedures for dealing with illness, and how to access helpful resources. We hope you will find this information useful and comprehensive. If you have any additional questions, please call the school nurse in your child’s school. She/he will be happy to speak with you.