2221 Rockefeller Road Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
Phone: 440.943.6900 | Fax: 440.943.7738

Hello students and families,

August is National Immunization Awareness month and I thought it was a perfect time to remind our families of the importance of keeping our students immunization records up to date. Vaccines offer safe and effective protection from infectious diseases. By staying up-to-date on the recommended vaccines, individuals can protect themselves, their families and their communities. I will be sending home notices with students who have an incomplete immunization record. Please take the time to complete the data and quickly return it to the clinic. Thank you for your attention to this matter and I look forward to a healthy new school year.

Mrs. Diane Hopton, RN

Clinic News
 
New 7th Grade Immunization Guidelines for the 2016-2017 School Year
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Ohio Department of Health School Immunization Requirements have been revised to include one dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine to be administered before a student enters the seventh grade. Therefore, your current sixth grader will need to show proof of having received the Meningococcal (MC4V) vaccine before they can return to school in the fall.

Your child also requires a dose of Tdap to be administered before a student enters the seventh grade. This dose is intended to be administered as a booster dose for students who have completed the required doses of the initial series of DTap/DT/Td. Therefore, your current sixth grader will need to show proof of having received this booster dose before they can return to school in the fall.

If your child received one dose of Tdap as part of the original series, another dose of Tdap will not be required. The Tdap can be given regardless of the interval since the last tetanus or diptheria-toxoid containing vaccine.

You are receiving this letter now to provide you with ample time to have your child immunized before the coming school year begins. Please contact your physician or health department to schedule an appointment.

12th Grade Immunization Guidelines for the 2016-2017 School Year
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Ohio Department of Health School Immunization Requirements have been revised to include two (2) doses of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine to be administered before a student enters the twelfth grade.
 
If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday a second dose is not required. If a pupil is in the 12th grade and is 15 years of age or younger, only one (1) dose is required.
 
Therefore, your current 11th grader will need to show proof of having received the Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine(s) before they can return to school in the fall.
 
You are receiving this letter now to provide you with ample time to have your child immunized before the coming school year begins. Please contact your physician or health department to schedule an appointment.

School Nurse Role:   

The school nurse’s primary role is to promote good health for the district’s students. As a member of the educational team, the school nurse enhances students potential for attendance, class participation, and learning by identifying and addressing medical conditions that may impact on the student’s ability to achieve the district’s performance standards.

Clinic Staff
WES CLINIC- Diane Hopton earned her BSN at Ursuline College and her school nurse license at Ashland University. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and walking. Mrs. Hopton and her husband John have four daughters. This is her seventh year caring for the students of Wickliffe City Schools. Mrs. Hopton can be reached by phone at 440-943-7784 or by email at [email protected] 
 
 
Generations of Pride
2221 Rockefeller Road Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
Phone: 440.943.6900 | Fax: 440.943.7738
© 2017 Wickliffe City School District.
Quick-Edit Login