• New Immunization Requirements

    NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR

    Please note that the Ohio Department of Health has changed the immunization requirements for students who will be entering Kindergarten and for students who will be entering 7th grade in the fall of 2010:

    • All Kindergarten students will be required to have two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • All 7th grade students will be required to have the Tdap which is a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis booster
      • Any student who received Td or Tdap for an injury or other reason since September 2005 will meet this requirement and not need to be re-immunized for entry to 7th grade.
                                                      7th Grade Booster Shot Form
     

    These immunizations must be received prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year. As with other school immunization requirements, Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code states that students who do not provide documentation of this immunization are subject to exclusion from school.

    Please contact your health care provider for this immunization. Alternatively, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health offers low cost immunizations for children at its clinic located at 5550 Ventura Dr. in Parma. They can be reached at 216-201-2041 for an appointment.

    To avoid exclusion from school, it is important your student receive this immunization before school starts in the fall. Documentation must be mailed to the address below or given to the school secretary by September 1, 2010.

    Strongsville City Schools
    Health Services Dept.
    15650 Pearl Rd.

    Strongsville, Ohio 44136

    Fax: 440-572-7043

    If you have questions or concerns regarding immunization, please contact Crystal Tackaberry, RN, CSN, District School Nurse, at 440-572-7069. For additional information you may call the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Immunization Program hotline at 800-282-0546.