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NEW SHOT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016-17

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SENIORS 2016-17


The Ohio Dept. of Health has recently announced that they will now require a new immunization for students to begin their 12th grade school year in 2016-17. A student entering the 12th grade will now be required to have a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis-MCV4). Meningitis is a vaccine preventable disease that can lead to neurological issues, seizures, loss of a limb, or death. There is a rise in meningitis in teenagers and college freshman in dormitories. Perhaps your child may have already received this shot and we do not have documentation of it. Check with your health care provider for current vaccine records. The child must have had a Meningococcal vaccine after age 16 to be counted for this requirement.  Again, this shot is a State requirement to begin the senior year.  Documentation of receiving this shot will be needed to begin school and avoid any exclusions. Please give any documentation to the school office (not a coach). Schedule early to avoid the rush. Thank you for your cooperation.




7TH GRADERS 2016-17


The Ohio Dept. of Health has also added an additional immunization ( a total of 2 shots) for students entering the 7th grade. Currently your child is required to get a Tdap shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to begin their 7th grade year. Now in addition, your child will need a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis) also. A second dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be needed before their 12th grade school year. This second dose of the Meningococcal will be given after age 16. Besides your health care provider, below are resources to receive these 2 required vaccines. In summary, for your child to BEGIN the 7th grade school year, both a Tdap and a Meningococcal vaccine are required. Please give any documentation of these to the school office (do not give to a coach) before the first day of school in 2016. Thank you for your cooperation.

Joni Brunkhorst BSN, RN
Director of Health Services
419-855-7741 ext 41202


*RITE-AID PHARMACY, GENOA-No appointment needed

*OTTAWA COUNTY HEALTH DEPT 419-734-6800
Call for an appointment. A clinic is held at St. John's UCC in Genoa. Shots are $10. Take a past shot record with you. A parent must accompany the child. Schedule early to avoid the rush.


*SHOTS FOR TOTS 419-213-4121
Program through the Lucas County Health Dept. Clinics are set up around Toledo. Call for a schedule. No appointment is needed. If you have insurance that covers vaccines, you will have to go to the Lucas Co. Health Dept. on Erie St. in Toledo for the shots. Take a past shot record. A parent must accompany the child.