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Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued new immunization requirements in 2010. One of those requirements is that students entering 7th grade must have had one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine. Tdap is not given before age 11 so most students have not had it yet. If they have had Tdap, the school would not have the date on file.

ODH has issued a second requirement in 2016 requiring incoming 7th grade students to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine. A second vaccination will be required prior to entry into Grade 12.

           Please submit a record of the date (month-day-year) that a Tdap and the Meningococcal vaccines were given before the school year begins in August, preferably before school ends in May. Do not put off fulfilling the Tdap and the Meningococcal requirements. State law requires that we exclude students who do not meet the immunization requirements within 14 days of the beginning of the school year.

            If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at 587-8139 or email Amy Petryk at Thank you for your help in meeting this requirement.