Meningitis Vaccine Requirement

We would like to remind you of the TDAP vaccine requirement for all students entering 7th grade and also make you aware of a new regulation that will be in effect starting with the 2017-2018 school year. 

The State of Iowa has put forth new requirements for all students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades to receive Meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccine. 

The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for students in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 does of meningococcal vaccnies for students in grade 12,  if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when the student is 16 years of age or older. 

Greater Regional Medical Clinics and Lenox Medical Clinics are able to give this vaccination and ensure immunizations are up-to-date. 

Schedule a well-child check up today!

Greater Regional Medical Center 641-782-2131

Lenox Medical Clinic 641-333-4545

For more information from the Iowa Department of Public Health about the Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement click here