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Meningitis Vaccine Reminder!

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade be fully vaccinated for meningitis. If this requirement is not completed, those students will not be permitted to attend school until an updated immunization record is on file with the Merrill School Nurse, Debra Menke. We are asking that all students complete this requirement by the end of March to assure that there is no delay in the start of your child’s 7th grade year. Contact your doctor to make an appointment to receive the meningitis vaccine. An additional immunization called Tdap may also be required for your child. Please bring the previously mailed immunization records with you to your child’s doctor appointment. Once the indicated vaccination(s) have been received, turn the updated form in to Nurse Deb. If you do not have a doctor, Nurse Deb can assist your student in making an appointment. As always, your school nurse is here to answer any questions or help with any concerns that you may have. Thank you so much for your prompt attention to this very important health concern. Email Nurse Deb at: debra.menke@dmschools.org or call 515-242-8448 and ask for the nurse at ext. 5006.