12th Grade Iowa Immunization Law
NEW 12th Grade Immunization REQUIREMENTS
- Meningococcal Vaccine
Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year, students entering 12th grade, who were 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. This is a new requirement for the 2017-18 school year. According to the new state law, students that have not received the immunization will not meet the mandatory immunization requirement and no grace period to catch-up will be given. Students will not be able to come to school after the Department of Public Health's audit of records (November and December 2017) if parents have not provided documentation that their child has received the meningococcal shot.
Your student may have already received this shot during their regular physical exam. You can check your child’s immunization record or call their health care provider to find out if they had a meningitis shot and make an appointment if needed. Please turn in a new “Certificate of Immunization” that shows documentation that these vaccines were given. Johnson County Public Health also provides the immunizations at no cost to children with or without health insurance. Please call 319-356-6042 to make an appointment.
Please contact your school nurse or Jessica Jimmerson, Health Services Specialist at 319-688-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.