Immunization Requirement for Students Entering the 12th Grade
All students entering the 12th grade are required to be immunized against meningococcal disease with two doses of the MCV4 vaccine. Your student should have received her first dose upon entering 7th grade and therefore requires one additional dose prior to entering 12th grade. If your student requires both doses, a minimum interval of at least eight weeks between dose one and two is recommended. This requirement is set forth by the Ohio Department of Health and must be met prior to attending the first day of school in the 12th grade. Please update FinalForms (“Immunization Records”) with the month/day/year of each administration of the MCV4 vaccine prior to the first day of school.
End of School Year Medication Pick Up:
If your student has medication in the health center please make plans for an adult to pick it up or notify me if you would like for me to dispose of them. (Any medications left beyond the school year will be disposed of) Each school year a new medication administration form is needed if your student will be given medication during school as well as updated care plans. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
For the Upcoming School Year
Emergency Medications at School
If your student has asthma and needs an inhaler, allergies requiring an epipen, or diabetes requiring glucagon or other medications; required paperwork needs to be provided to the school. Also, even if your student is permitted to self-carry, you must still provide backup medication that we will keep in the health center. This is an important safety back-up. Additionally, a care plan and Medication Administration Record is to be filled out by the doctor as well as the parent.
If you haven’t received an email from me regarding this and your student needs these forms, please contact me. Fill out each form completely and return to the school as soon as possible. If you need to provide the aforementioned emergency medication, please bring it to the health center in the original container.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me. I appreciate your cooperation in this very important matter and thank you for helping us keep your student safe!
Wynta White, School Nurse
513-961-3410 x 141 or email@example.com