This notice is being sent out to all parents/guardians of current and upcoming 7th-12th grade students. The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa immunization law for the start of the 2017/2018 school year.
This change requires that students entering 12th grade and born on or after September 15, 1999 , have two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine; or one dose if the dose was previously given when the student was 16 years of age or older.
Students entering 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, are now required to have had the first dose of meningococcal vaccine before the start of 2017/2018 school year. Since 2013, all 7th graders have been required to have a Tdap vaccine, as well.
Please contact your child’s physician and submit a current immunization record to the school prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
Thank you for your attention to this new requirement!
Hudson School Nurse
Ph. 988-3239, ext. 303