Students entering 7th grade for the 2019-2020 school year
In addition to a current immunization record, we must have a record that shows the following vaccines have been received:
- 1 dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis). Meningococcal vaccines protect against infection from a type of bacteria that causes meningitis and blood infection (sepsis). Adolescents are at increased risk of getting this infection. This is a rare, but extremely serious disease that kills up to 10 percent of those who contract it. Up to 20 percent of survivors will have serious long-term or permanent health complications. Adolescents will also need a booster vaccine at age 16. We encourage parents to ask about a second type of meningococcal vaccine (meningococcal B) that may be appropriate for their child between the ages of 16-18 years.
- 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Tdap vaccine includes protection against pertussis (whooping cough) which has been on the rise in the US especially among children 10-19 years old and children under five years old.