New Immunization Requirements for 2016-2017
Ohio school law has changed the immunization requirements for current 6th-grade students entering 7th grade in the fall of 2016. Students must show proof of immunization before starting the 2016-2017 school year for the following:
- TDaP vaccine (to protect from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)
- Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis)
Any current 6th-grade student who has not had the immunizations listed above before the start of the 2016-2017 school year, will not be permitted to attend school until proof of these immunizations has been received. If your child is unable to receive this immunization due to a medical reason, your doctor must state so in writing.
Both the required TDaP and Meningitis (A, C, Y, W-135) shots can be obtained at any time from now until the first day of 7th grade for current 6th-grade students. We encourage you to contact your Primary Care Physician or your local Health Department for an appointment. Children attending the clinics listed here MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A shot record is required for the local health departments. Click here for more information and a form that can be signed by the vaccine provider.