Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school. The vaccine is not new and has been recommended for a decade, and most parents already choose to vaccinate their children. What’s new is that the vaccine will be REQUIRED for school entry for 7th and 12th graders as of September 1, 2016.
Please speak with your doctor regarding the vaccine. Even children who have had a shot before may need a booster before the 2016-2017 school year begins.
More information can be found on the School Nurses' Home Page