The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has mandated that the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all twelfth (12th) grade students. All students starting 12th grade shall have two doses of MCV. This immunization is different from the recommended but not required Meningitis B. You may request a copy of your child’s immunization record by contacting the school nurse’s office.
Your child’s medical provider can provide more information concerning the vaccine and requirements.
Please provide proof of immunizations by August 1, 2020 to your student’s school nurse. This will allow ample time for the nurses to check compliance of each student’s immunization records. Students who do not have immunization proof prior to the first day of school will not be allowed to start the new school year until proof of vaccination is received. If your student is participating in summer school between their 11th and 12th grade year, they MUST show proof of this immunization PRIOR to summer school starting in June.
If your student has already received his/her shot for their senior year please fax or email an up to date record to the nurse’s office as soon as possible. If you are not sure if your student is up to date, please call their doctor. It is important to know that your child's doctor's office does not automatically send us their immunization records. It is a parent's responsibility to request those be sent to us.
Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding this vaccine requirement.
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