The State of Ohio has made a requirement that all students entering the 12th grade must have two doses of Meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of their Senior year. If your student received their first dose after their 16th birthday, then just one dose of Meningococcal is required.
You may obtain the Meningococcal vaccine from your private healthcare provider or other community providers. Please consider the new guidelines when scheduling your child’s next medical appointment.
Vaccines are also available from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. There is a clinic held in Lyndhurst twice monthly. Please call 216-201-2041 for an immunization appointment or for additional information.
Click on this link, for further information on meningitis: https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html
Click on this link for information on the meningitis vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/index.html
Please submit documentation to show that your student received the vaccine after the appointment so that their records can be updated to show they are compliant with this requirement. Information can be faxed to the School Clinic at 440-995-6805, dropped off by your student in the Clinic, or emailed to me at [email protected]
Carol Inniss, BSN, RN