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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

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SENIORS 2018-19



The Ohio Dept. of Health  now requires  an  immunization for students to begin their 12th grade school year in 2018-19 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. If your child had one MCV4 vaccine before age 16, a second shot will be needed.  Again, this shot is a State requirement to begin the senior year. Resources are listed below. 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.




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7TH GRADERS 2018-19


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. Also in addition, your child will need a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis). 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 vaccines 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 2017 to avoid any exclusions.  Thank you for your cooperation.

RESOURCES:
*RITE-AID PHARMACY, GENOA-No appointment needed. Take a past shot record and insurance card. A parent must accompany the child.
*ANY LARGE PHARMACY-Walgreen, Meijer, CVS, Walmart, etc. Call in advance to check on insurance requirements/acceptance.

*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 and insurance card 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.  Take a past shot record and insurance card. A parent must accompany the child. Shots are $21. No one is turned away.



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KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENTS: (Child must be 5 years old by September 30th)
*BIRTH CERTIFICATE
*SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
*CUSTODY PAPERS IF APPROPRIATE
*IMMUNIZATION RECORD
*DOCTOR'S PHYSICAL (Dated in current year the child will begin school)
*DENTAL EXAM

       IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED:
    
         DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus):  4-5 needed 
                                            {final dose must be given after 4th BIRTHDAY}      
            POLIO:  3-4 needed {final dose must be given after 4th birthday regardless of previous doses}
            MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) : 2 needed
            HEPATITIS B:  3 needed
            VARICELLA (Chicken Pox):  2 needed
           

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