****Spring break is right around the corner! This would be a great time for 7th graders to get their required immunizations before next school year!
Missouri immunization law requires all incoming 8th graders to receive immunizations for Tdap and meningococcal meningitis. Although Tdap (Adacel, Boostrix) has been required for several years, the meningococcal meningitis conjugate immunization (Menactra, Menveo) is a relatively new requirement.
These immunizations can be given to children as young as 11 years old. Please consult with your doctor’s office to determine if your student has already received them. If your child has not received them, please do so as soon as possible as they can be prevented from starting 8th grade in the fall as a result of non-compliance. If your student has already received them, please send a copy of the record to the nurse’s office. Records must include the student’s name, the date of immunization, and the name of the clinic where it was administered. Immunization records must come from an agency such as a hospital, county health department or physician’s office. Shot record booklets are acceptable as long as the agency stamp is present next to the name of the vaccination. Written or verbal dates from parents are not acceptable.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!
New Missouri Law:
All incoming 8th graders must receive the
Tdap and Meningococcal conjugate vaccines
prior to the first day of school.
Proof of immunization must be submitted before the
first day of school in order for students to attend.
Your doctor's office can provide you with additional information.
Immunization records can be submitted to the school at any time.
Records must include the child's name, the immunization,
the date it was given, and the clinic where it was administered.