Attention all parents of 11th-grade students:
Immunization requirements for school attendance in Ohio have changed.
All students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2016, are now required by Ohio school law to show proof of the following immunization BEFORE starting school:
- Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine (to protect from Meningitis)
- If your student received a Meningitis (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine before the age of 16 years, a second dose is required for school attendance in 12th grade.
- If your student will be receiving the first dose of Meningitis (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccine and is now 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required for school attendance in 12th grade.
Any 12th-grade student who has not had the required Meningitis (A, C, Y, W-135) vaccination will not be permitted to attend school until proof of this immunization has been received by the school.
The Meningitis immunization can be obtained at any time from now until the first day of 12th grade. We encourage you to contact your Primary Care Physician or your local Health Department for an appointment.
Alliance City Health Department Phone: (330) 821-7373 (“Must be VFC eligible.”)
Canton City Health Department Phone: (330) 489-3322
Massillon City Health Department Phone: (330) 830-1713 (“Must be VFC eligible.”)
Stark County Health Department Phone: (330)-493-9914
Don’t wait! Clinics tend to become very busy toward the end of summer, causing a delay in immunization which could result in exclusion from school.
As soon as this required immunization is obtained, please provide a copy of your child’s shot record, including the Meningitis vaccination date, to the high school so your child's record can be updated.