For the upcoming 2017-18 school year all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. This vaccine must be done before school begins in August and proof brought to the nurse. State is mandating that there will be NO exemptions for lack of immunizations at the 12th grade level for vaccines upon entering school.
There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. Students not meeting this requirement may not begin the school year until this has been met. Please keep in mind that there must be at least an 8 week interval between the two doses.
For more information you may call the Scott County Health Department at 563-326-8618 or visit www.scottcountyiowa.com/health. You may also call the health office with any questions at 563-336-7600.