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Immunization Requirements for Incoming Seniors

Attention all parents of incoming 12th-grade students: 
Immunization requirements for school attendance in Ohio have changed.  All students entering 12th grade in the fall, 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) Known as Menactra or Menveo
  • 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 may be excluded from school until proof of this immunization has been received by the school.   

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
 
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.

If records need to be FAX to LHS, please use FAX# 330-875-6771. Attention to School Nurse. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Gronow, RN, BSN, LSN (District School Nurse) at 330-875-559





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