Vaccines Required For All 7th, 8th & 12th Grade Students Prior To 1st Day: August 23, 2018Created on April 16th, 2018
IMPORTANT: All 7th, 8th, and 12th grade students need to show documentation of receiving the meningitis vaccine prior to the first day of school on August 23, 2018, or they will not be allowed to attend school or participate in any school related activities, including sports. All 7th graders must show documentation of the Tdap vaccine prior to the first day of school, as well. Please read the information below for more details and contact your UMS or UHS School Nurse with any questions.
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement
The state of Iowa requires that all students entering or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need to provide vaccine documentation of two doses of the meningococcal vaccine. One dose of the meningococcal vaccine is required if the vaccine was administered when the student was 16 years of age or older.
7th and 8th grade
The state of Iowa also requires that all students entering or transferring into 7th and 8th grade provide vaccine documentation of one dose of the meningococcal vaccine.
Tdap Vaccine Requirement
Students entering 7th grade must also receive the Tdap vaccine prior to the first day of school, August 23, 2018. The Tdap vaccine is a booster required for all students born after September 15, 2000.
We encourage you to contact your healthcare provider and make an appointment to complete the meningococcal vaccine requirement and/or Tdap booster requirement soon. Please forward documentation of the completed vaccines to your school nurse when the requirement is completed. Thank you!
Urbandale Middle School Nurse
Amy Stroud, RN, BSN
Urbandale High School Nurse
Brenda Ness, RN, BS