Immunization Requirements

The Ohio Dept. of Health requires an immunization for students to begin their 12th grade school year. A student entering the 12th grade is required to have a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis-MCV4). Meningitis is a vaccine preventable dis­ease that can lead to neurological issues, seizures, loss of a limb, or death. There is a rise in meningitis in teenagers and college freshman in dormitories. Perhaps your child may have already received this shot and we do not have documentation of it. Check with your health care provider for current vaccine records. The child must have had a Meningococal vaccine after age 16 to be counted for this requirement. If your child had one MCV 4 vaccine before age 16, a second shot will be needed. Again, this shot is a State require­ment to begin the senior year. Documentation of receiving this shot will be needed to begin school and avoid any exclusions. Please give any documentation to the school office (not a coach). 

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