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, sixth graders will need to show proof of having received the Meningococcal (MC4V) vaccine before they can return to school in the fall.
Seventh graders also requires a dose of Tdap. This dose is intended to be administered as a booster dose for students who have completed the required doses of the initial series of Tdap/DT/Td. Therefore, sixth graders will need to show proof of having received this booster dose before they can return to school in the fall.
Summer break provides 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.