Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, the State of Missouri will now require all students to receive one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) and one dose of the MCV (meningitis) vaccine before entering the 8th grade. †A 2nd dose of the MCV (meningitis) vaccine will be required prior to entering 12th grade. The law states it is the responsibility of the parents to provide documentation of the month, day and the year the student received each required immunization or to provide a completed Missouri Department of Health medical or religious exemption form to the school.
The State of Missouri does not allow either "In Progress" forms or future appointments for the Tdap or MCV immunizations.† Therefore, it is important to schedule appointments for these required immunizations well in advance of the due date so your student will not be excluded from school.Your child must have proof of the required vaccines on file with the school nurse to attend eighth (8th grade). †Please contact the school nurse for any questions.