New Immunization Requirements for students in grades 6, 7, and 12 for the 2018-2019 school year.
Grade 6: Students who are entering 6th grade and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap). Students who are 10 years old and entering 6th grade will not be required to receive the Tdap until they turn 11 years old. Once they turn 11, they must provide documentation of a booster dose of Tdap or provide proof of an appointment for the booster dose within 14 days of their birthday.
Grade 7: All students entering Grade 7 must have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.
Grade 12: All students entering Grade 12 must have either: 2 doses of Meningococcal Vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16, OR 1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16
Please contact your health care provider to insure your child has what they need to attend school in September, and make an appointment as needed. Completed immunization records may be dropped off, mailed or faxed to your child’s school.
Religious or medical exemptions to these requirements must be submitted to the school in writing and approved by the school district.
Please call your school nurse with any questions or concerns.