Important Notice for next year’s
7 th Grade & Senior Students
In an effort to boost meningitis protection for young Ohioans, state lawmakers have added the meningococcal vaccine to a list of shots “required” for schoolchildren.
The law will take effect for the 2016-2017 school year. One vaccination is required prior to start of 7th grade (with Tdap) and the second is required prior to start of 12th grade. There is no grace period.
Next year’s seniors must have two vaccinations prior to the start of the school year. Please make an appointment for the first now since there should be 8 weeks between the first and second dose.
As things stand, about 69 percent of young people in Ohio are vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, vaccine coverage is close to 78 percent. The second dose will help boost immunity before many go off to college and are exposed to meningitis.
Bacterial meningitis, which can inflame the lining of the brain and the spinal cord and lead to blood infection, can be deadly, and it moves with speed.
Letters will be sent home to all students who do not have these immunizations on file with the school nurse.
ALERT: Attention - 6th Grade Parents
Now is the time to schedule the Tdap Booster Shot for
your child. State law requires students to provide evidence of having received this vaccination prior to 7th grade. Please call your doctor today if you have not done this already, and send a copy of the shot record to school.
Registering A New Student?
Be sure to bring the following:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Social Security Card/Number
3. Shot Records
4. Proof of Residency (2 of four listed)
- Drivers License w/ address
- Utility Bill w/ address
- Rental Agreement w/ address
- Purchase Agreement w/ address
5. Custody Documents (if applicable)