8th Grade Immunization Requirements
The State of Missouri 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. 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 (an original form must be provided – printed copies of exemption forms cannot be accepted).
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 will not be allowed to attend 8th grade until proof of the required vaccines have been provided to the school nurse. Please contact the school nurse for questions.