A Note From the Nurse…

Melissa Lotz – School Nurse

Welcome to the Dauphin County Technical School Nurse’s page. I am happy to be a part of your child’s school experience at DCTS. My goal is to deliver quality acute, chronic, or emergency care to your child in a caring and relaxed atmosphere. I will work with you, the parent/guardian, your child’s teachers and your child’s health care provider to ensure to your child’s overall health will have a positive impact on their learning during the school day.

Please feel free to contact the nurse’s office if you have any concerns at (717) 652-3170 Ext. 7439.

Important Notices:

Coronavirus Information from the Department of Health & Other Resources:

Coronavirus Information for K-12 Schools

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus & Pandemic Resources

Multi-languages Coronavirus resources for schools


Physician Report

Physician’s Request to Administer Medication During School Hours

Annual Health Survey

Phys Ed Medical Form

CHIP School Flyer – English and Spanish

Student Insurance

Immunization Information

School Immunization Requirements: (rev. 3/2017)

Children in ALL grades (K-12) need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 month after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella**
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

7th through 12th Grade ADDITIONAL immunization requirements for attendance:

  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV). First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th grade. If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)

* Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td
** Usually given as MMR

The only exemptions to the school laws for immunizations are:

  • Medical reasons;
  • Religious beliefs; or
  • Philosophical/strong moral or ethical conviction.

If you are uninsured or underinsured the Department of Health can help you receive vaccinations.

Dauphin County State Health Center
30 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-346-1470