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Vaccines: School Requirements

Vaccines: School Requirements

Are your children’s immunizations up-to-date? This can be especially important during back-to-school time.  In fact, the State of Ohio has mandated certain vaccinations as a requirement for school attendance.

For grades 7-12, the State requires one dose of Tdap – a booster for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.

For children entering seventh grade, one dose of meningococcal vaccine must be administered prior to entry.

For those entering 12th grade, two doses of meningococcal vaccine must be administered prior to entry, unless the first dose was given after the 16th birthday.

Schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider to receive these vaccinations prior to the beginning of the school year. You may also contact the local Lawrence County Health Department to schedule vaccinations at 740-532-3962.

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