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Immunization Reminders

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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR

This can be obtained through your family doctor or by reaching out to the Columbiana County Health Department.

https://www.columbiana-health.org/healthservices.html

 

SENIORS 2019-20

 



The Ohio Dept. of Health  now requires  an  immunization for students to begin their 12th grade school year in 2019-20 A student entering the 12th grade will now be required to have a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis-MCV4). Meningitis is a vaccine preventable disease that can lead to neurological issues, seizures, loss of a limb, or death. There is a rise in meningitis in teenagers and college freshman in dormitories. Perhaps your child may have already received this shot and we do not have documentation of it. Check with your health care provider for current vaccine records. The child must have had a Meningococcal vaccine after age 16 to be counted for this requirement. If your child had one MCV4 vaccine before age 16, a second shot will be needed.  Again, this shot is a State requirement to begin the senior year. Resources are listed below. Documentation of receiving this shot will be needed on file at school to avoid any exclusions. Please give any documentation to the school office (not a coach). Schedule early to avoid the rush. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

7TH GRADERS 2019-20
 
The Ohio Dept. of Health has also added an additional immunization ( a total of 2 shots) for students entering the 7th grade. Currently your child is required to get a Tdap shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) to begin their 7th grade year. Also in addition, your child will need a Meningococcal vaccine (meningitis). A second dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be needed before their 12th grade school year. This second dose of the Meningococcal will be given after age 16. Besides your health care provider, below are resources to receive these 2 required vaccines. In summary, for your child to avoid any exclusions this school year, both a Tdap and a Meningococcal vaccines are required. Please give any documentation of these to the school office (do not give to a coach).Thank you for your cooperation.

KINDERGARTEN REQUIREMENTS: (Child must be 5 years old by September 30th)

 

       IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED:
             DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus):  4-5 needed 

                                            {final dose must be given after 4th BIRTHDAY}      

            POLIO:  3-4 needed {final dose must be given after 4th birthday regardless of previous doses}

            MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) : 2 needed

            HEPATITIS B:  3 needed

            VARICELLA (Chicken Pox):  2 needed

https://www.columbiana-health.org/documents/Immunization-Summary-for-School-Attendance_2018-2019.pdf

 





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