Incoming Senior Immunization Requirement Additional Information
Ohio’s immunization law requires that all students entering 12th grade must have received two (2) doses of the MCV4 (meningococcal serogroup A,C,W and Y) vaccine (for Meningitis).
* The second dose must be given on or after the 16th birthday
* There must be at least 8 weeks between the 1st and 2nd dose
* If the first dose was given on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.
All current 11th grade studnets will need to show documentation of having received these immunizations by the time he returns to school in the fall as a senior. You are receiving this email now so that you may notify the school if your son has already received the Meningitis vaccine(s), or to make arrangements for your son to receive the immunizations before the “rush” this summer. If your son has already received the vaccines please send an updated immunization record to school.
If your son has not already received the vaccines, please contact your son’s doctor/clinic to schedule an appointment. The Health Department provides the vaccine either free, for a nominal charge for children without insurance, or with Medicaid insurance. You may reach the Health Department at 946-7882 for additional information and their immunization clinic schedule.
Have a wonderful day!
Susan Geoppinger RN, BSN, LSN
La Salle High School