New Immunization Requirements for the 2017-18 School Year

March 24, 2017 10:17 AM
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New Immunization Requirements for the 2017-18 School Year

Attention Parents of Sixth Grade Students:

The Iowa Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

All students enrolling in 7th grade must meet the following guideline PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  • 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine
  • 1 dose of Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis)

PER IOWA IMMUNIZATION LAW – YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL PROOF OF THIS VACCINATION IS PROVIDED TO THE ROOSEVELT HEALTH OFFICE.

There will be NO grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement per Iowa immunization rules. 

Your student will not be able to attend classes August 23 if they haven’t received the vaccination.

 This immunization can be received at your physician office or Linn County Public Health department (319-892-6000).  Walk-in clinics do not provide this vaccination.

Parents can provide proof of immunization to the Roosevelt Health Office by sending proof of immunization via mail, fax, email or drop off records to the health office.

For more information on the new meningitis vaccine requirement and for other school vaccine information visit http://www.linncounty.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=746 or http://www.idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/laws.  If you have questions about immunizations, contact your school nurse or Linn County Public Health.

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