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Marlington Local Schools News Article

Important Immunization Information

Attention Parents!

Ohio State Law requires all children to be properly immunized against childhood diseases in order for them to attend school. Without proper documentation of all required immunizations, your child will be excluded from attending school and extra-curricular activities beginning Monday September 24th, 2018 until written proof of these immunizations is received in the school office.  All school absences from this exclusion are unexcused and will be counted as such.  Please submit written documentation from your physician/provider or a copy of your child’s immunization record to the school office. 

=   If you have received a letter from the nurse about missing immunizations, please turn in an updated shot record including those immunizations. 

=   If your child is entering 7th grade, a Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) are required in addition to the shot record the school already has on file. 

=   If your child is entering 12th grade, a Meningococcal (A, C, Y, W-135) is required after the age of 16 years old in addition to the shot record the school already has on file. 

For your convenience, the Stark County Health Department will be holding an immunization clinic at Marlington Middle School on September 13th, 2018 from 3:30-5:30pm.  At this clinic our nurses will have all pediatric vaccines available. This clinic is by appointment only! The Stark County Health Department accepts most insurance’s and all of the Medicaid HMO’s. To make an appointment please call the Stark County Health Department at 330-493-9914. At the time of your appointment, you will need to bring a copy of your child’s current shot record, your insurance card and a parent/guardian must be present if your child is not 18 years of age or older. 

If you are choosing not to vaccinate your child with one of these required vaccinations please leave a message at the school or e-mail the school nurse at a_devore@marlingtonlocal.org to get an exemption paper. Please know that by signing the exemption form your child does not have to get the vaccine, however if an outbreak occurs in Stark County your child may be excluded from school and it will count as an unexcused absence.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and have a great summer!

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