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Perry High School
One Success Blvd.
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9300
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Attention Current Juniors!

The Ohio Department of Health requires a Meningococcal vaccine for all students who will be in 12th Grade for the 2022-2023 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). 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.  
 
A copy of your child’s immunization record, a signed note from the physician or the attached form below will suffice for the documentation. Vaccine documents must include the day, month and year of the vaccine(s) administered.
 
You may obtain this immunization from your child's healthcare provider or the Lake County General Health District (440) 350-2543.
 
If you have any questions, please contact our district nurseSusie McKoon (440) 259-9500 EXT: 9671 or [email protected]

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