New Immunization Requirements
Beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, all pupils entering the 7th and 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against Meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W, and Y) disease. One dose is required prior to entry into the 7th grade.
A second (2nd) dose of Meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second (2nd) dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday with at least eight weeks between the first (1st) and second (2nd) dose. If the first (1st) dose of Meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second (2nd) dose is not required.
This requirement shall be enforced progressively; therefore, the requirement shall be extended to 7th and 12th grade students in 2016, 7-8th grade and 12th grade students in 2017, 7-9th grade and 12th grade students in 2018, 7-10th and 12th grade students in 2019, 7-11th and 12th grade students in 2020, and 7-12th grade students in 2021.
I strongly urge you to call your healthcare provider or the Wood County Community and Wellness Center as soon as possible to get your child vaccinated. The phone number there is 419-354-9049 to make an appointment. The Health and Wellness Center offers evening hours and satellite offices in Northwood and Perrysburg. Call the number above for details.
The high school office will need documentation showing that your child has been vaccinated prior to the start of the school year or your child will not be allowed to attend school.
Please contact the school office with any questions or concerns or email the District Nurse, Chris Haas.