New Iowa Vaccine Law Requirement for 2017-2018 School Year
All Students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004 will need proof of one dose of meningococcal vaccine. There will be no grace period/provisional certificate given for 7th grade.
All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. There may be qualifying factors for a grace period/provisional certificate for 12th grade.
You may call your school nurse, medical provider or visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website at: https://idph.iowa.gov/immtb/immunization/laws for more information on Iowa immunization laws and the meningococcal requirement.
Please contact your medical provider now to set up an appointment to get your child immunized.