ATTENTION all 6th Graders!
The state of Ohio has added an additional immunization (a total of2 shots) for students entering the 7th grade.Currently your child is required to get a Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to begin their 7th gradeyear. Also, in addition, your child will now need a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis). A second dose ofMeningococcal vaccine will be needed before their 12th grade school year. This second dose of theMeningococcal will be given after age 16. Besides your healthcare provider, below are resources to receivethese two required vaccines. In summary, for your child to BEGIN the 7th grade school year, both a Tdapvaccine and a Meningococcal vaccine are required. Please give any documentation of these to the schoolhealth office before the first day of school to avoid any exclusions. We look forward to helping your child stayhealthy and ready to learn.