12th Grade Immunization Requirement
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT
The Ohio Department of Health revised the School Immunization Requirements for students who will be in 12th Grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Therefore, your student will need to receive ONE OR TWO doses of the Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) prior to beginning their senior and final year at PHS. If the first dose of the MCV4 vaccine was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.
The ODH is requiring a Meningococcal Vaccine to protect your child against Meningococcal disease which is a serious life-threatening vaccine-preventable infection. This bacterial infection can cause an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord or sepsis (an infection of the bloodstream). Approximately 1,000 cases of meningococcal disease occur in the United States each year. The bacteria are spread by exchanging respiratory and throat secretions during close or lengthy contact.
The State of Ohio requires that students could be excluded from school, if verification of the Meningococcal vaccine is not received by the 15th day of the new school year.
Acceptable documents include:
NOTE: You can obtain this immunization from your child's Healthcare Physician. Vaccine documents must include the day, month and year of the vaccine(s) administered.
If you have any questions, contact Susie McKoon, District Nurse, (440) 259-9300, x.9671 or [email protected]
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