New 12th Grade Immunization Requirement
NEW 12th Grade Immunization REQUIREMENT
- Meningococcal Vaccine
Per Iowa law, 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 vaccine prevents meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord.
Students may have already received this shot during their regular physical exam. This can be checked contacting their health care provider to find out if they had the 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 319-356-6045 to make an appointment.
For more information:
Contact Susie Poulton, District Health Services Coordinator, at 319-688-1000 or Poulton.firstname.lastname@example.org.