Vaccinations Required for School:
The following vaccinations are required for high school students, in addition to the vaccinations they should have received earlier as infants and children:
- Grade 7 - One dose of Tdap vaccine must be administered on or after the 10th birthday. All students in grades 8-12 must have one documented Tdap dose.
- Grade 7 - One dose of meningococcal vaccine must be administered prior to seventh grade. All students in grades 8-11 must have one documented dose of MCV4.
- Grade 12 - Two doses of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) by age 16 years, with a minimum interval of eight weeks between doses. If the first dose of MCV4 was given on or after the 16th birthday, only one dose is required.
For information on how your child can receive free vaccinations, contact our school nurse or www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org.