The State of Missouri now requires 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, and all 11th grade students to receive the MCV (meningitis) vaccination before entering the 12th grade. If your student received a MCV vaccine prior to their 16th birthday, the state requires two doses.
The State of Missouri does not allow either “In Progress” forms or future appointments for the Tdap or MCV immunizations. Your child will not be allowed to attend the 8th grade or 12th grade until proof of the required vaccine(s) have been provided to the school nurse. Please provide documentation of your child’s immunization to the nurse’s office by August 1, 2017 so your student will not be excluded from school.
If you have any questions please call the school nurse at 417-546-2735.