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Immunization Required for 7th & 12th Graders

Immunization Required for 7th & 12th Graders

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Iowa Department of Public Health is requiring the Tdap vaccine and the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine for all students entering into the 7th grade.  

This will require a one-time booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap) for grades 7 and above, if born on or after September 15, 2000. Your child may have already received the vaccine and simply needs to provide proof to the school.

All students entering into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY).

All students entering into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Health Care Provider, Mahaska Health Partnership Community Health 641-673-3257 or your School Nurse.

 

Thank you for your time,

Oskaloosa School Health Services

 

High School Nurse - Linda Frost  641-673-3407 

Middle School Nurse - Felicia Fuller  641- 673-8308

Elementary School Nurse - Lona Brager  641-673-8092