IMPORTANT Immunization Info for 7th Graders & their Parents

MESSAGE TO PARENTS OF 7th GRADERS:

Ohio Department of Health state immunization requirements for
all 7th Grade Students:

A Tdap booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) MUST be
administered prior to entry into 7th grade.

NEW REQUIREMENT: The first dose (of the 2-part) Meningococcal vaccine is now required for all 7th grade students.

For your convenience, the Portage County Health Department
will be at SMS on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. If you would like your child to receive this required vaccine on the 4th of
September, complete the attached forms and return the forms
with parent signature to the SMS Clinic ASAP. Parents need not be present for the immunization, if the signed permission form
has been completed and returned to the SMS Clinic.

Please check with your child’s physician, or you can call Rita
Baker, R.N., District Nurse, at 330-676-8617 with any questions
regarding immunizations. Please send in the proof of having
received this vaccination.
Your physician will have this
documentation. Please send in your immunization records ASAP if you have not already done so.

This fall Kent City Schools will follow the state guideline requiring that proof of these immunizations be given to the school clinic by
the 15th day of school, which is September 5, 2018. If proof of
vaccines is not received by this date, your child may not attend
school.