Meningococcal Immunization Requirements
With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Ohio will be faced with new meningococcal vaccine requirements for students entering seventh and 12th grades.
- Students entering seventh grade will need to have one dose of meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W and Y) vaccine in addition to the current requirement of having one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.
- Students entering the 12th grade will need to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.
For more information on the meningococcal vaccine:
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