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Immunization Reminder for Incoming 7th Graders

Posted on: February 12, 2020


Reminder for Parents of Current 6th Graders
2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Attention 6th grade Parents/Guardians:
We would like to share information about required immunizations for next school year. We are alerting our parents now so you will have ample time to plan for these requirements if needed. The Ohio Department of Health requires two immunizations for 7th grade students. Students are required to have an additional Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) booster and Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine before entry to 7th grade. We will need documentation of this from the Physician’s Office or Immunization Clinic where they received it. Please send this to the Berry office or bring into the nursing office before the end of the school year.
If your student has not had these immunizations, please make arrangements for them to receive these as soon as possible. Please send this documentation to the Berry office this school year, or if completed over the summer, the Junior High School office.
When school resumes in August, students who do not have these required immunizations may attend school for a period of 14 days pending completion. After 14 days, Ohio law mandates that your child be excluded from school until such record is provided. It is not our desire that any student be removed from school. However, for your child’s safety and the well-being of all students, it is necessary that we have your full cooperation in this matter.
Please contact your family physician or the Warren County Health Department at 695-1468 to arrange for your child to receive these required immunizations. If you have any questions concerning your child’s immunizations, please contact the school nurse at Lebanon Junior High School at 934-5309 or the Health Department at 695-1468. If your child cannot receive these vaccinations due to medical reasons, religious convictions or reasons of conscience, please contact the school nurse. Per Ohio Revised Code and school board policy, a student may be exempted from immunization if a parent or guardian objects for good cause, including religious conviction, or if there is a medical condition that prohibits immunization.
Please disregard this reminder if this issue has already been taken care of.