New Meningitis Immunization Requirements
The Ohio Department of Health has new immunization requirements for students entering seventh and twelfth grades. Students entering seventh grade are required to receive the meningococcal vaccine to protect them from meningitis, as well as the Tdap vaccine to protect them from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. As another new change this year, students entering the twelfth grade are also required to receive the meningococcal vaccine. Additionally, children can begin receiving vaccination required to enter kindergarten any time after their fourth birthday. Call 440-284-3206 to make an immunization appointment with the Lorain County General Health District, and ask about low cost vaccine options.