2017-2018 SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Division annually reviews and updates the immunizations required for school entry.  Changes to the 2016-2017 School Immunization Requirements are as follows:

 

1.   Two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine (Hep A) are required for all students entering kindergarten or first grade.

2.   One (1) dose of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) and one (1) dose of TDap is required for ALL students in grades 6 through 11.

3.   One (1) booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) is required for ALL students in grade 12.

 

What this means for your student is that they will need to receive one more meningitis vaccine prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.  Proof of immunization MUST be received prior to the first day of school.  This proof may be turned in at any time during the current school year or during registration for the 2016-2017 school year.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 354-6636.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Cindy Crume, RN

Shenandoah School Corporation