Immunization Required for 7th & 12th Graders
Prior to starting school, students must present an approved immunization certificate signed by a health care provider stating that the student has received the immunizations required by law. Only for specific medical or religious purposes are students exempt from immunization requirements, and must provide the school with the proper exemption form. Students transferring into the district are eligible for a provisional enrollment, allowing 60 days for immunization records to be transferred from the previous school. Students who do not provide a certificate of immunization, provisional certificate of immunization, or certificate of immunization exemption on the first day of school cannot attend. This law applies to home school students as well.
7th Grade: Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Tdap) Vaccination requirement: Beginning the 2013-2014 school year and thereafter, students entering 7th grade and above if born on or after September 15, 2000, shall have a one-time dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
7th Grade: Meningococcal requirement: Beginning the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, students entering 7th grade born on or after September 15, 2004 shall have one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. There is no provisional period to implement this requirement.
12th Grade: Meningococcal requirement: Beginning the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, students entering 12th grade born on or after September 15, 1999 shall have two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine; or 1 dose if 1 dose was previously received when the student was sixteen years of age or older. There is no provisional period to implement this requirement.
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