Meningococcal Vaccine Required for 2017-18

Meningococcal Vaccine Required for 2017-18 Enrollment
Posted on 04/25/2017
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Meningococcal Vaccine Secondary School Requirement

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rule making process to require meningococcal vaccine for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades.  The administrative rule change was effective January 11, 2017, and will be implemented at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

 

All 7th grade students entering school 2017/2018 will have to show proof of receiving both a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine before attending the first day of school. All 12th grade students entering school 2017/2018 will have to show proof of receiving two Meningococcal vaccines OR one Meningococcal vaccine if your first one is received after 16 years of age.

 

Parents are encouraged to contact their student’s healthcare provider to make arrangements to receive the required immunizations and not wait until the end of summer break. Per directives from IDPH, students can not attend school without proof of receiving the immunization.

 

If your insurance does not cover immunizations please contact Iowa County Health at 319-741-6422. If you have any questions please call your healthcare provider or call/email Kelli McGuire,R.N. at 319-668-1050/ Kellimcguire@williamsburg.k12.ia.us.