Please take a moment to read this message from our school nurses.
The State of Missouri immunization requirements for school attendance include two vaccines required before 8th grade:
- Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine [bacterial meningitis/meningococcal disease]
- Tdap [tetanus/diphtheria/whooping cough] booster.
This is a Missouri State Statute, required by law, not a Rockwood district policy. Immunization records must be up to date with Rockwood before the first day of school, August 12, 2019.
Many students have already received these vaccines during a routine check-up, usually around age 11. But that record does not automatically come to school from your doctor; parents must provide us a copy. You can view what we currently have on file for your child through the parent portal of Infinite Campus, under the Health option.
Please check with your doctor now regarding your child’s immunization status. If he/she has already received these vaccines, but it doesn’t show in Infinite Campus, send an updated shot record [scan & e-mail, U.S. mail, fax or paper copy] to us as soon as possible. If he/she has not yet received these vaccines, please make an appointment and provide us a copy of the record before the end of the school year.
As you can imagine, everchanging vaccine requirements pose a logistical challenge for parents, pediatricians and school nurses during the summer. Please don’t wait until the last minute. We have resources to share if you would like help with how and where to get these vaccines, please ask- we are here to be your partner in keeping your child safe and healthy, and in school.
Questions? Please contact our school nurse's office.