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New immunization requirements for incoming 7th and 12th graders

posted Apr 27, 2017, 7:37 AM by Allison Morris
Important information for parents of current 6th and 11th grade students: The Ohio Department of health has the following new immunization requirements for students who will be entering 7th and 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Grade 7 - One booster dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and accellular pertussis- adolescent and adult formulation)  vaccine is required prior to entry into 7th grade.
  • Grade 7 – one dose of Meningococcal-(serogroup A, C, W and Y) is required prior to entry into 7th grade.
  • Grade 12 – Two doses of Meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y)  are required prior to entry into 12th grade. If the first dose was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is NOT required.
Your child MUST receive these vaccinations prior to entry into 7th and 12th grade. We encourage you to contact your primary physician, or attend any of the clinics at your local health department to avoid exclusion from school.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mary Leopold, RN (School Nurse) @ 330-866-9225, ext. 1810.