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NEW vaccine requirement for 7th graders for 2018-2019 school year

The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).

  

Meningococcal Vaccine (NEW REQUIREMENT):

The reason behind the new requirement is because meningococcal disease can spread from person to person. The bacterium that causes this infection can spread when people have close or lengthy contact with someone’s saliva (kissing or coughing). Teens and young adults are at increased risk for meningococcal disease.

This bacterial infection poses a serious threat to teens. Meningitis can kill a healthy person in 48 hours or less. This infection can result in long term effects. The meningococcal vaccine is the best way to protect someone from getting the disease.

  

You may obtain these vaccines from your child’s health care provider or other community resource. Vaccines are also available at your local health department. 

Students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations to the school this fall are subject to exclusion.

 

Click here to download the 2018-2019 immunization requirments

 

Thank you,

Ms. Michelle (Nurse) Phone 330-374-6704 Ext 209 Fax 330-374-6713

Akron Children’s Hospital, School Health Services