Meningitis vaccine requirement for 7th and 12th grade students

Meningitis Vaccine Requirements

Students entering 7th grade (born after Sept. 15, 2004)- 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine received on or after age of 10 – a booster dose will be needed at age 16. Also,7th grade-Tdap vaccination-1 dose before entering 7th grade.

Students entering 12th grade (born after Sept. 15, 1999)- 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine or 1 dose if the first vaccine was given after age 16 .  The second dose must be given after age 16 to be compliant.

NOTE: There is NO grace/extension period for this new meningitis vaccine requirement, what this means is that the law requires students be excluded from school if they have not received the immunization by the first day of school.

Please call your doctor’s office NOW to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine.  Contact your school nurse if you have questions. Thank you!