Students 11 years of age and older and entering 6th grade will be required to have Tdap and MCV4 to attend school. It is strongly recommended that you get these immunizations when your child turns 11 years old.
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, attenuated pertussis) will be required for students as they turn 11 years old and older if 5 years have passed since the last tetanus/diphtheria vaccine dose (DTP, DTap, or Td). Previously, a booster was given 10 years after the initial series completed, but an increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases over the past years puts children at risk for this life-threatening disease.
MCV4 (meningococcal vaccine) will be required for students, who are either 11 years old or older entering 6th grade August, 2016. Meningococcal meningitis can be highly contagious in teen and young adults and may result in severe disability or death.
Students entering 6th grade must provide the school/Health Office with documentation of these immunizations PRIOR to beginning the school year in August, 2016. Your child may be exempted from school until these shots are obtained and documentation is provided to the school.
If your child turns 11 after the start of school, please make every effort to get the vaccinations completed and documentation brought to the school within 2 weeks of the birthday.
Exemptions to immunization requirements for religious, personal, or medical reasons are available. Please contact the School Nurse for information and forms.