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Required Immunization Information

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Pre K, Kindergarten, 7th Grade & 12th Grade

Avoid the Beginning of the School Year Rush

Get Your Required  Immunizations Now

 

 

Summer is supposed to be a time of fun and play for students.  But don’t wait until August to get your child’s required immunizations for school.  Avoid the rush and make an appointment with your child’s physician or the Monongalia County Health Dept. (304-598-5119) for required school immunizations.

 

Schoolchildren in WV require immunizations when entering Pre K, Kindergarten, 7th grade and 12th grade.  Students in 2nd grade, 7th grade and 12th grade are also required to provide documentation of a current health physical (Healthcheck) and dental visit.

 

Pre K Requirements:

            Hepatitis B:     3 Doses  Last One at age 24 weeks or older.

            DTaP:              4 Doses

            Varicella:        1 Dose  To be given after the 1st birthday.

            Polio (IPV):     3 Doses

            MMR:              1 Dose  To be given after the 1st birthday.

 

Kindergarten Requirements:

The School Nurse must have documentation of these immunizations for student to attend the first day of school.  Days missed due to not having immunizations is considered an unexcused absence.

            DTAP:              4 Doses required with the last dose given after the 4th birthday.

            Polio (IPOV):   3 Doses required with the last dose given after the 4th birthday.

            Varicella:        2 Doses required. First dose must be given after the 1st birthday

            MMR:              2 Doses required. First dose must be given after the 1st birthday

            Hepatitis B:     3 Doses  Last dose at age 24 weeks or older.

 

7th Grade Requirements: 

The School Nurse must have documentation of these immunizations for student to attend the first day of school.  Days missed due to not having immunizations is considered an unexcused absence.

            Tdap:                           1 Dose

            Meningococcal:         1 Dose

 

12th Grade Requirements:

The School Nurse must have documentation of these immunizations for student to attend the first day of school.  Days missed due to not having immunizations is considered an unexcused absence.

            Tdap:               1 Dose is required if it was not received in 7th grade.

Meningococcal:         A total of 2 Doses are required. 

                                    1 Dose in 7th grade

                                    1 Dose  after the 16th birthday.         

 

Immunizations are an important means for keeping children healthy.  The MMR vaccine has become a very important vaccine due to the measles epidemic sweeping the nation.  Due to stringent immunization laws, WV currently has no reported cases.

 

Immunizations are the safest and most effective way to prevent many diseases.  They are thoroughly tested before licensing and carefully monitored after licensed to ensure they are safe.

 

Schools are a prime place for spreading many vaccine-preventable diseases. School-age children can further spread disease to their families and others with whom they have contact with.  Being vaccinated aides in stopping the spread of diseases to families, classmates, and others in the community.

 

Enjoy the remainder of your summer break but do take time to make an appointment with your health care provider and get your required immunizations taken care of early.





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