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Immunization Law Change for 17-18 SY

posted Feb 3, 2017, 8:01 AM by William Brackett   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

 The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization law for the start of the 2017/18 school year.  This change requires that all students entering, advancing, or transferring to 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccine as well as the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster.

 All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999,will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

 These requirements must be met prior to the start of the first day of school this fall.

 For more information contact your school nurse, or go to this link at the Iowa Department of Public Health: