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Communicable and vaccine-preventable Diseases

Schools are reminded to contact the local Department of Health state health center (SHC)/district office or county/municipal health department before acting in response to a known or suspected communicable disease. Call 1-877-PA Health (1-877-724-3258); a representative is on-call 24 hours a day. Guidance can be provided to schools regarding: disease information; appropriate letters and communications; identification of high risk individuals; appropriate action and treatment; and on-going support and assistance. Disease specific information can be found in the resources below:

A - Z HEALTH TOPICS                   

28 PA Code, Chapter 27 Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases (regulations)

List of reportable diseases (including the timeframe for reporting)

School Immunizations

Division of Immunizations



Updated: April 2018