New for the 2017-2018 school year, Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is requiring that all incoming 7th and 12th graders have at least one meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) immunization.  There is no provisional period and students WILL NOT be allowed to start school without it.  Letters have gone out to parents notifying of this change.  Please contact your health care provider’s office to schedule.  More information can be obtained on the IDPH website.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Erin Hynick, BSN, RN
Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont District Nurse
702 Vance Street, Eddyville, IA 52553
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IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES IMMUNIZATION RULE CHANGE FOR 2017-2018 FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ENROLLED IN 7TH AND 12TH GRADES.


WHO: The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, has completed a rule change effective January 11, 
2017 for all children entering 7th and 12th grades.


WHEN: The rule change will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.


WHAT: The change requires that all students entering 7th grade and 
12th grade born on or after September 15, 2004 shall have at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.


IF YOU HAVE A CHILD ENTERING 7TH OR 12TH GRADE
,  Please take this time to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider or local public health department to have this done.


You must provide proof of immunization prior to the start of the 2017- 2018 school year. The guidelines of the Department of Public Health will not allow your child to attend school without this vaccination. 

 Please turn in as soon as you are able.  If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Erin.

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