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:
    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/vaccines/mening.html#why



    For more information on Ohio school immunization requirements:
    https://www.odh.ohio.gov/~/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/bid/immunizations/Directors%20Journal%202016.pdf