Summer is a great time to update your child’s immunizations. If your child will be entering school for the first time, or after attending school elsewhere, please be sure to check that he/she is in compliance with State of Ohio immunization requirements:
Kindergarten: once your child has reached age 4, s/he can complete all required immunizations for diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT), polio (IPV), hepatitis B (HBV), measles mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella (chickenpox). If possible, have them done and bring a copy of the record to Kindergarten screening on May 23, 2018.
Grades 1-6: same requirements as for Kindergarten
Grades 7-9: Grades K-6 requirements plus Tdap (DPT booster) and MCV (meningococcal
Grades 10 and 11: Grades K-6 requirements plus Tdap (received in 7th grade or later)
Grade 12: Grades 10 & 11 requirements plus MCV (must be received at age 16 or older)
Remember to bring your child’s immunization records with you when you go to your healthcare provider or clinic. Please send a copy of the immunization record to the school nurse in your child’s building, being sure your child’s name is on it. Don’t forget to keep a copy for yourself!
Lorain County Public Health, 9880 S. Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 is now offering
immunizations (also known as vaccines) Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, with evening hours throughout the month. A full vaccine clinic schedule is available at
http://www.LorainCountyHealth.com. Appointments are encouraged, although walk-ins are accepted.
Call 440-284-3206 for information or to make an appointment for both children and adults. Bring all immunization records, insurance cards, and cash or check; although some children may be eligible for discounts under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Note: Ask your provider about additional vaccines that are recommended for children ages 11-19 such as 2nd dose of varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis A and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.