Did you know that the Ohio Department of Health has new immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grades?
Students entering the 7th grade a required to receive the meningococcal vaccine to protect them from meningitis, as well as Tdap vaccine to protect them from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. As another new change this year, students entering 12th grade are also required to receive the meningococcal vaccine. Additionally, children can begin receiving vaccinations required to enter kindergarten any time after their 4th birthday.
You can get any of these vaccines from your medical provider or call the Lorain County General Health District at 440-284-3206 to schedule an appointment. If you have any question, please contact Mrs. Loper, District Nurse with any questions.