Kings High School News

Back to School Immunization Requirements

Posted on: May 3, 2019
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If you have a student entering 7th and/or 12th grade, you will need to be sure they are up-to-date on vaccines.
 
Students entering 7th grade will need to have one dose of meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine and one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.
 
Students entering 12th grade will need to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.
 
Ohio law allows a 14 day grace period for the beginning of the school year. If a student does not obtain the required vaccinations and provide written documentation (immunization record) or an exemption note to the school, the school will exclude that student on the 15th day of the 2019/2020 school year until the immunization requirement is fulfilled.
 
Your child may have already received this vaccine at his/her most recent check-up. If not, please schedule an appointment with your primary health care provider. In addition, the Warren County Health Department provides a variety of clinic hours offering vaccinations at a low cost. Their number is 695-1468.
 
Please send updated vaccination records that reflect that these requirements have been met to your child’s school nurse.