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Immunization Requirements 2017-2018 (Grades 7-12)

Posted on: February 13, 2017
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For the 2017-18 school year, parents of incoming 7th through 12th graders must provide documentation of immunization compliance (on physician letterhead and/or with physician signature) to the student’s school of attendance as soon as possible. Students who have not provided documentation of the Tdap, MCV4 immunization and other required immunizations may not be permitted to attend school until documentation of immunizations has been provided.

The Ohio Department of Health requires all students in grades 7-12 to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) due to an increase in the numbers of cases of pertussis in children who have completed the initial series of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The Ohio Department of Health has also added MCV4 (Meningococcal) immunization to the list of requirements for students entering the 7th grade and 12th grade. Students entering grade 7 need one dose of MCV4. Students entering grade 12 need two doses of MCV4, unless they received the first dose after age 16. 

Records should be sent in to your child's current school.‚Äč