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*Updated: Meningitis Vaccine Resources* Meningitis Vaccine Required For All 7th & 12th Grade Students Prior To 1st Day August 23, 2017

IMPORTANT: All 7th and 12th grade students need to show documentation of receiving the meningitis vaccine prior to the first day of school on August 23, 2017, or they will not be allowed to attend school. The meningitis vaccine is NOT the Tdap vaccine. The meningitis vaccine is its own vaccine. Please read information below for more details and contact your UMS or UHS School Nurse with any questions. 

Meningitis Vaccine Resources

If your 7th or 12th grade student still needs the meningitis vaccine before the first day of school (August 23, 2017), please review these resources:

  • Family Doctor: Call your family doctor and say, “my child is in 7th (or 12th) grade and needs to have the meningitis vaccine or they will be excluded from school.”  Polk County Health Department has asked the medical community to give these students first priority for appointments.
  • If families need a medical provider and would like to establish care, Broadlawns still has appointments available before school starts and is keeping some appointments open especially for helping with this requirement. Call 515-282-2273.
  • Primary Health Care is holding open a number of spots for back-to-school physicals and immunizations for their patients on August 17, 18, 21 and 22 at the Bery Engebretsen Clinic (2353 SE 14th). Call 515-248-1400. Please bring your children’s shot records. Walk-ins are welcome but limited. If your child has not been seen at PHC within the last year, you must schedule an office visit  appointment to re-establish medical care. PHC School Physical Days_EnglishPHC School Physical Days_Spanish
  • All of the medical systems are holding open vaccine-only appointments for their established patients only on August 22, 23 and 24 for students who are excluded from school due to needing the vaccine.
  • Polk County Health Department is holding vaccine-only appointments on August 22, 23 and 24 for students who have been excluded from school and do not have a medical provider.

In addition to the resources above, we’ve contacted Urbandale-area pharmacy locations to confirm availability of the meningitis vaccine.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy
8701 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 270-2225
Open until 9:00 p.m. M-F; open until 6:00 p.m. Sat/Sun
Please call the pharmacy to confirm costs (with or without insurance.)
No appointment needed but please call ahead to confirm availability of the vaccine prior to arriving at the pharmacy.

Medicap Pharmacy
8170 Douglas Ave., Urbandale
(515) 276-3471
Open until 7:00 p.m. M-F; open until 2:00 p.m. Sat; closed Sun
Please call the pharmacy to confirm costs (with or without insurance.)
Please send a doctor’s order for the vaccine and call ahead to confirm availability of the vaccine prior to arriving at the pharmacy.

Walgreens
4600 86th St, Urbandale
(515) 252-7355
Pharmacy open until 10:00 p.m. M-F; open until 6:00 p.m. Sat/Sun
Please call the pharmacy to confirm costs (with or without insurance.)
No appointment needed but please call ahead to confirm availability of the vaccine prior to arriving at the pharmacy.

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CVS Pharmacy
14201 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
(515) 987-8080
Does not have the meningitis vaccine as of August 9, 2017.

Target CVS Pharmacy
11148 Plum Dr, Urbandale
(515) 270-6884
Does not have the meningitis vaccine as of August 9, 2017. 

Walgreens
7000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 276-4903
Does not have the meningitis vaccine as of August 8, 2017.


Por favor revise los siguientes recursos si su estudiante de 7mo o 12avo grado aún necesita la vacuna contra la meningitis antes del primer día de escuela (23 de agosto de 2017).

  • Médico familiar: Llame a su médico familiar y diga, “mi hijo(a) está en el grado 7mo grado (o 12avo) y necesita tener la vacuna contra la meningitis o será excluido de la escuela”. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Polk ha pedido a la comunidad médica que otorgue a estos estudiantes prioridad para las citas.
  • Si las familias necesitan un proveedor médico y le gustaría recibir atención, Broadlawns todavía tiene citas disponibles antes de que comience la escuela y está manteniendo algunas citas abiertas especialmente para ayudar con este requisito. Llamar al 515-282-2273.
  • Primary Health Care: Tiene varios lugares abiertos para los exámenes físicos de regreso a la escuela y las vacunas para sus pacientes los días 17, 18, 21 y 22 de agosto en la Clínica Bery Engebretsen (2353 SE 14). Llame al 248-1400. Por favor lleve los registros de las vacunas de su hijo(a). Son bienvenidos a pasar sin tener cita, pero las consultas son limitadas. Si su hijo(a) no ha sido revisado en la clínica Primary Health Care en el último año, usted debe de programar una cita para revisarlo y restablecer la atención médica. PHC School Physical Days_Spanish
  • Todos los sistemas médicos están otorgando citas abiertas para vacunar a sus pacientes establecidos y solo durante los días 22, 23 y 24 de agosto para los estudiantes que estén excluidos de la escuela debido a la necesidad de tener la vacuna.
  • EL Departamento de Salud del Condado de Polk (Polk County Health Department) Estará otorgando citas para vacunas solamente los días 22, 23 y 24 de agosto para los estudiantes que han sido excluidos de la escuela y no tienen un proveedor médico.

Además de los recursos anteriores, hemos contactado a las oficinas de las farmacias del área de Urbandale para confirmar la disponibilidad de la vacuna contra la meningitis.

Farmacia de Hy-Vee
8701 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 270-2225
Abierta hasta las 9:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes, abierta hasta las 6:00 p.m. Sab/Dom
Por favor llame a la farmacia para confirmar el costo (con o sin aseguranza)
No necesita hacer cita, pero puede llamar con anterioridad para confirmar la disponibilidad de la vacuna antes de llegar a la farmacia.

Farmacia Medicap
8170 Douglas Ave., Urbandale
(515) 276-3471
Abierta hasta las 7:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes; abierta hasta las 2:00 p.m. Sab; cerrada los domingos.
Por favor llame a la farmacia para confirmar el costo (con o sin aseguranza)
Por favor envié la receta del doctor para la vacuna y llame con anterioridad para confirmar la disponibilidad de la vacuna antes de llegar a la farmacia.

Walgreens
4600 86th St, Urbandale
(515) 252-7355
La farmacia abre hasta 10:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes; abre hasta las 6:00 p.m. sab/dom
Por favor llame a la farmacia para confirmar el costo (con o sin aseguranza)
No necesita hacer cita, pero puede llamar con anterioridad para confirmar la disponibilidad de la vacuna antes de llegar a la farmacia.

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CVS Pharmacy
14201 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
(515) 987-8080
Al 9 de agosto, 2017 no tenían la vacuna de meningitis.

Target CVS Pharmacy
11148 Plum Dr. Urbandale
(515) 270-6884
Al 9 de agosto, 2017 no tenían la vacuna de meningitis.

Walgreens
7000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 276-4903
Al 8 de agosto, 2017 no tenían la vacuna de meningitis.


Ako vaš učenik u 7. ili 12. razredu i dalje treba vakcinu protiv meningitisa prije prvog dana škole (23. avgust 2017. godine), pogledajte ove resurse:

  • Porodični liječnik: Pozovite svog porodičnog doktora i kažite: “moje dijete je u sedmom (ili dvanaestom) razredu i mora imati vakcinu protiv meningitisa ili će biti isključeno iz škole.” Zdravstveni odjel Polk County je zatražio od medicinske zajednice da ovim učenicima daju prioritet za termine.
  • Ako porodicama je potreban medicinski ljekar i žele da uspostave zdravstvenu brigu, Broadlawns još uvjek ima zakazana imenovanja prije početka škole i zadržava određene termine otvorene posebno za pomoć u vezi sa ovim zahtjevom. Pozovite 515-282-2273.
  • Primarna zdravstvena zaštita drži otvorene brojne termine za sistematske preglede i imunizacije za svoje pacijente 17, 18, 21 i 22. avgusta na Klinici Bery Engebretsen (2353 SE 14.). Pozovite 248-1400. Molimo vas dostavite rekorde svoje djece. Walk-in su dobrodošli, ali ograničeni. Ako vaše dijete nije bilo vidjeno kao pacijent u toku protekle godine, morate zakazati sastanak posjete doktoru kako biste ponovo uspostavili medicinsku njegu. PHC School Physical Days_English
  • Svi medicinski sistemi održavaju samo otvorene termine za vakcine za svoje stalne pacijente tek 22, 23. i 24. avgusta za učenike koji su isključeni iz škole zbog potrebe za vakcinom.
  • Odjel za zdravstveno Polk održava termine za vakcine od 22. augusta do 23. avgusta za učenike koji su isključeni iz škole i nemaju svog ljekara.

Osim gore navedenih resursa, kontaktirali smo lokacije apoteka u Urbandale-u za potvrdu dostupnosti vakcine protiv meningitisa.

Hy-Vee Pharmacy
8701 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 270-2225
Otvorena do 9:00 p.m. od Ponedeljka do Petka; otvorena do 6:00 p.m. Subotom i Nedeljom
Pozovite da potvrdite cijene (sa ili bez osiguranja.)
Nisu potrebni termini ali molimo pozovite unaprijed da potvrdite da li su vakcine dostupne.

Medicap Pharmacy
8170 Douglas Ave., Urbandale
(515) 276-3471
Otvorena do 7:00 p.m. od Pon-Petka; otvorena do 2:00 p.m. Sub; zatvoreno Nedeljom
Pozovite da potvrdite cijene (sa ili bez osiguranja.)
Molimo pošaljite preporuku od doktora i pozovite unaprijed da potvrdite da li su vakcine dostupne.

Walgreens
4600 86th St, Urbandale
(515) 252-7355
Otvorena do 10:00 p.m. Pon.Pet; otvorena do 6:00 p.m. Sub/Ned
Pozovite da potvrdite cijene (sa ili bez osiguranja.)
Nisu potrebni termini ali molimo pozovite unaprijed da potvrdite da li su vakcine dostupne.

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CVS Pharmacy
14201 Hickman Rd, Urbandale
(515) 987-8080
Vakcine za meningitis više nisu dostupne od Augusta 9, 2017.

Target CVS Pharmacy
11148 Plum Dr, Urbandale
(515) 270-6884
Više vakcine za meningitis nisu dostupne od Augusta 9, 2017.

Walgreens
7000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale
(515) 276-4903
Vakcine za meningitis više nisu dostupne od Augusta 8, 2017.


The State of Iowa has passed a new law requiring meningococcal (ACWY) vaccine for students entering grades 7 and 12 beginning in the 2017–2018 school year. Meningococcal disease is very serious and the vaccines are safe and effective at preventing meningococcal disease. This vaccine requirement will assist in protecting the health of adolescents, friends, families, and communities.

The new law requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (ACWY) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for students in grades 7 and above if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of meningococcal (ACWY) vaccines for students entering grade 12 if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when the students are 16 years of age or older.

The required vaccine may be obtained through your student’s healthcare provider. We strongly urge you to complete the requirement as soon as possible. Students will not be allowed a provisional immunization certificate if they have not received at least one dose. Therefore, students must have submitted proof of receiving the vaccine before the first day of school, August 23, 2017, or they must be excluded from attending school.

UMS and UHS School Nurses mailed letters home for those students entering grades 7 and 12 during the 2017–2018 school year who will need the vaccine before school starts. Please provide documentation of the completed vaccine and date to your school nurse and contact your school nurse with any questions regarding this new requirement.


Novi propis o obaveznoj vakcinaciji učenika 7. i 12. razreda za 2017.-18. godinu

Država Iowa je usvojila novi Zakon o obaveznom vakcinisanju meningokoknom vakcinom (ACWY) za učenike koji početkom 2017.-2018. školske godine polaze u 7. i 12. razrede. Meningokokna bolest je vrlo ozbiljno oboljenje a vakcina je sigurna i efikasna u njenoj prevenciji.  Obavezna vakcinacija protiv meningitisa će pomoći u zaštiti zdravlja adolescenata, njihovih prijatelja, porodica i zajednica.

Novi zakon zahtijeva jednokratnu dozu meningokokne vakcine (ACWY) primljene u dobi od 10 godina za učenike 7. razreda i starije rođene nakon 15. septembra 2004. godine; i 2 doze meningokokne vakcine (ACWY) za učenike koji polaze u 12. razred ako su rođeni poslije 15. septembra 1999.; ili 1 doza ukoliko je primljena kad je učenik navršio 16 godina ili je bio stariji.  

Vakcinacija djeteta može se obaviti kod vašeg pružaoca zdravstvenih usluga.   Mi vam toplo preporučujemo da ispunite zahtjev i da vakcinaciju obavite u što kraćem roku.  Učenici neće moći dobiti privremenu potvrdu o vakcinaciji ako nisu primili najmanje jednu dozu.  Stoga, učenici nam moraju dostaviti dokaz o primljenoj vakcini prije prvog dana škole, 23. avgusta 2017. godine, ili će morati biti isključeni s nastave.

Medicinske sestre UMS i UHS škole će poslati dopise svim učenicima koji 2017.-2018. školske godine polaze u 7. i 12. razrede  a kojima je potrebna vakcina prije početka škole.  Molimo vas da dokumentaciju o obavljenoj vakcinaciji sa datumima dostavite medicinskoj sestri u školi te da joj se obratite ukoliko imate pitanja u vezi sa novim propisom o obaveznoj vakcinaciji.