Is your child getting ready to enter or go back to school? Remember to put “Back to School Immunizations” on your check list! For the 2016 school year, recommendations and requirements for school age immunizations have been updated and/or changed. If your child does not have the required immunizations, by state law, they may be excluded from school until they receive them. The Union County Health Department is offering several Back to School vaccination clinics . Limited evening and Saturday hours are available. Please call (937) 642-2053 today to make your appointment.
New Vaccine Recommendations for the 2016-2017 School Year
Kindergarten Students: Children entering kindergarten are required to have 2 varicella immunizations.
Seventh Grade Students: Students entering Seventh Grade are now required to have a TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) booster and a meningococcal (A,C,W, and Y) (MCV4) vaccines.
12th Grade Students: Students entering 12th grade are required to have two doses of meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine. (If your 12 th grade student has never received a dose of meningococcal (MCV4) only one dose is required at age 16 or older.)
Summary of Ohio School Vaccination Requirements for all Grades:
The Union County Health Department has added several additional Back to School vaccination clinics. Limited evening and Saturday hours are available. However, these clinics are filling up fast. Please be advised that the clinics in the last few weeks of August tend to be the busiest, so get your child up to date on their immunizations as early as possible! We highly recommend that you call and schedule an appointment today by calling 937-642- 2053. To view information about our regular childhood immunization clinics, please click here.
The Union County Health Department requires an up-to- date copy of your child’s immunization record before we can administer vaccines. We would be happy to assist you in getting a copy of your child’s immunization record. Please call 937-642- 2053 for assistance.