REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS FOR 7TH AND 12TH GRADES

Students entering 7th and 12th grades must receive certain immunizations prior to the school year starting. The immunization requirements for these students are as followed:


IF YOUR CHILD WILL ENTERING THE 7th  GRADE:

Prior to entry into the 7th grade, your child must receive:

Tdap vaccination

o This vaccination protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis

(whooping cough).

Meningococcal vaccination

o This vaccination protects against 4 of 5 types of meningococcal bacteria.


IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ENTERING THE 12th GRADE:

Prior to entry, your child must receive:

Meningococcal vaccine

o This vaccination protects against 4 of 5 types of meningococcal bacteria.


The Highland County Health Department will be offering these immunizations at school on Wednesday, April 6.  They will be at Whiteoak High School at 8:30am and Bright Elementary 9:30am-3pm. An informational packet will be mailed to current 6th and 11th grade students.  If you do not receive this information by March 31, 2022, call the school nurse at 937-927-7010 option 4.

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