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Community Based Outreach

Community Based Outreach Program

Our Community Based Outreach team help keep children, their families, and their communities safe by explaining the importance of vaccinations and informing them what vaccinations are required for day care and public-school enrollment. We contact parents of infants whose immunization history is not recorded in the PhilaVax IIS and help them get connected to care.

Our outreach team is here to support schools and day care facilities by providing them the information and tools needed to keep compliant with city and state immunization laws.

What are Philadelphia’s Childhood Immunization Requirements?

The City of Philadelphia and School District of Philadelphia require that all children entering Philadelphia public schools and private and public childcare group settings receive vaccinations.

Childcare Facility Immunization Requirements

The City of Philadelphia passed a Board of Health requirement in 2019 that requires all children ages 6 months to 5 years of age, who attend any public or private childcare group setting, to receive one dose of a licensed influenza (flu) vaccine.  Additionally child care providers must ensure that all children enrolled in their care receive all routinely recommended vaccines as detailed in the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule.

Click on the links below to learn more about Childcare Facility Immunization Requirements:

School Immunization Requirements

Before attending any Philadelphia schools, students from all grade levels must have received the following vaccines:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus & Acellular Pertussis  (DTaP)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)

In addition to the above vaccines, before entering the 7th grade Philadelphia students must receive these additional vaccines:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Acellular Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)

In addition to the above vaccines, before entering the 12th grade Philadelphia students must receive these additional vaccines:

  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)

Click on the links below to learn more about School Immunization Requirements:

Have Questions? Contact Us!

Have a problem or concern? Need help finding a vaccination site? Our Community Based Outreach team is here to help! 

Please note! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic much of our staff is working remotely at off-site clinics and vaccination events. We ask you to email our team members rather than call them.

Tanya Jones
Community Based Outreach (CBO) Coordinator
215-685-6652
tanya.jones@phila.gov

Nichole J Taylor
Community Based Outreach (CBO) Assistant Coordinator
215-685-6830
nichole.j.taylor@phila.gov