A new immunization requirement for 7th and 12th graders next school year serves as a good reminder that it’s not too early to begin reviewing your child’s immunization needs.
all students entering 7th and 12th grade during the 2016-2017 school
year, the Ohio Department of Health is now requiring varying doses of
the meningitis vaccine. Supply and demand suggest the vaccine may be
more difficult to obtain over the summer, so Lakota nurses are
recommending you fulfill this requirement as soon as possible.
- 7th Grade Requirement:
One dose of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine by the start of the
2016-2017 school year. This is an addition to the Tdap (Diphtheria,
Tetanus, Pertussis) booster vaccine that is already required of
- 12th Grade Requirement:
Two doses of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine by the start of the
2016-2017 school year. Please keep in mind that the vaccine requires at
least eight weeks between the first and second dose. If the first dose
was administered on or after your child’s 16th birthday, a second
dose is not required.
are an important part of public health and keeping your child healthy
and safe from life-threatening diseases. Ohio law requires students
and children that attend school to be immunized against certain
preventable diseases. Verification of your child’s complete
immunization record must be on file with Lakota Local Schools within
14 days of the first day of school.
Immunization questions and documentation can be directed to any Lakota nurse. Click here for a complete list of minimum state required immunizations for the 2016-2017 school year.