Immunization Requirements

We want to remind you about immunization requirements that affect all students entering 7th grade for the 2018/19 school year.  The requirement if for one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose of MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccine.  Do not delay!  Make sure your child is up-to-date on their immunizations prior to the start of 7th grade.  A copy of their immunization (shot) record will need to be brought to school also.

 

Tdap

A booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for individuals who have not previously received it and are entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first.
 

Meningococcal
Two doses. One dose is required for individuals entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first, on or after July 1, 2015. A booster dose is required for individuals entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first. Individuals who entered seventh grade before July 1, 2015 are not required to receive the first dose. The booster dose does not apply to individuals who entered the 12th grade beforeAugust 1, 2020. If the first dose is administered on or after the 16th birthday, a booster dose is not required. Individuals born before January 1, 2003 shall not be required to receive meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

For more information please see the link below or call the school nurse 488-3480 x5333 
 

http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/k-12.htm

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