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IMPORTANT REMINDER: New Immunization Requirements for Students

New Requirements for 7th and 12th Grade Students.

Attention Parents of Seventh Grade Students:

The Iowa Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

All students enrolling in 7th grade must meet the following guideline PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  • 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine
  • 1 dose of Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)

PER IOWA IMMUNIZATION LAW – YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL

UNTIL PROOF OF THIS VACCINATION IS PROVIDED TO THE LINN-MAR HEALTH OFFICE.

There will be NO grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. 

Your student will not be able to attend classes August 23 and will be sent home until the vaccination is received.

 This immunization can be received at your physician office or Linn-County public health department (319-892-6000).  Walk-in clinics do not provide this vaccination.

Parents can provide proof of immunization to the LM Health Office by sending proof of immunization via mail, fax, email or drop off records to the health office.

Attention Parents of High School Seniors:

The Iowa Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for the 2017-18 school year.

All students enrolling in 12th grade must meet the following guideline PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

  • 2 doses of meningococcal vaccines, if born after September 15, 1999; or
  • 1 dose if received when students are 16 years of age or older.

PER IOWA IMMUNIZATION LAW – YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL

UNTIL PROOF OF THIS VACCINATION IS PROVIDED TO THE LINN-MAR HEALTH OFFICE.

There will be NO grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. 

Your student will not be able to attend classes August 23 and will be sent home until the vaccination is received.

This immunization can be received at your physician office or Linn-County public health department (319-892-6000).  Walk-in clinics do not provide this vaccination.

Parents can provide proof of immunization to the LM Health Office by sending proof of immunization via mail, fax, email or drop off records to the health office.

Iowa Code 139A.8 requires all students enrolling in an Iowa school to submit proof of immunizations to the admitting official using an Iowa Department of Public Health certificate of immunization or a provisional certificate, unless a valid certificate of religious or medical exemption has been submitted.

For more information regarding this new school immunization requirement, visit the Linn County Public Health website.