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2015-08-05 New Vaccinations for Seniors

posted Aug 5, 2015, 6:41 PM by Adam Geisen   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 6:10 AM by THS Webmaster ]
Below are the new STATE OF ILLINOIS VACCINE REQUIREMENTS 2015-2016 for grade 6 and grade 12 students:
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (protects against bacterial meningitis, a rapidly progressive and life- threatening disease):

  • 6th graders: ONE dose of MCV4 on or after the 11th birthday 
  • 12th graders: TWO doses of MCV4 with the second dose given on or after the 16th b-day or ONE dose on or after the 16th b-day. 
You will need to contact your primary care physician this summer so that your child has received TWO doses of MCV4 on or after their 16th birthday. Please ask your physician to provide the school nurse with the necessary paperwork verifying that your child has received the vaccine. If a senior has not received their vaccine before 10/31/15, they will be excluded from attending school. More information may be found at THIS LINK.