The immunization requirements for students that will be entering the 7th grand AND those entering the 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:
IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING THE 7TH GRADE:
Prior to entry into the 7th grade, your child must have received:
- One Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination
- One Meningococcal vaccination
*If your child has already received a Tdap vaccination, another one is not required for 7th grade entry*
IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING THE 12TH GRADE
Prior to entry, your child must have received:
- A first or second dose of meningococcal vaccine
**If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered prior to the 16th birthday, a second dose is required before entering the 12th grade.
The Highland County Health Department will be providing 6th graders and 11th graders the opportunity to receive the required vaccination(s) at a school-based clinic.
The Health Department will be at your child’s school on:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 8-9 at the high school and 9:30-3 at the elementary
**Please provide all insurance information requested on the consent form for billing purposes**
**If your child is not covered under Medicaid or any other insurance, the cost of the vaccine is $5.00 for each vaccine your child receives. 1vaccine = $5.oo 2 vaccines = $10.00
If you would like for your child to receive any vaccinations offered during the school-based clinic, please complete and return the consent form along with $5.00 for each vaccine the day of the clinic. Vaccines will not be given without the signed consent form and the vaccines marked that you wish for your child to have.
For any additional questions you may contact the Highland County Health Dept. at 937-393-1941.