Jul 23, 2019

Incoming 12th Graders Must Provide Immunization Proof at Welcome Days

MCV4 Letter 2019-2020 image

Per the Ohio Department of Health, all 12th graders must show documentation of having received 2 DOSES of Meningococcal (MCV4) immunization before being allowed to enter school for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a new requirement for this age group. One dose must be administered after the 16th birthday. If the 1st dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a 2nd dose is not required.

You print out and take a copy of the letter (found at the link at the bottom of this article) with you to your doctor to use as documentation of these vaccinations, or you may submit an immunization report with the dates of both vaccinations. This link also contains flyers with information on clinics you may consider to obtain the required vaccinations. It also includes a school immunization summary for attendance in Ohio by grade level.

Please return this documentation as soon as possible to your child’s school nurse. If this is not provided during the 11th grade school year, you will need to provide this at Welcome Days before the school year in which your child enters their senior year of high school. 12th graders must provide proof of the MCV4 immunization prior to receiving his or her 2019-20 school schedule. School Nurse or our School Health Supervisor contact information is listed on the letter, so please give them a call if you have any questions.

Here’s the link to the letter and clinic information: