Vaccination clinics scheduled for middle school and high school students in May

FCPH nurses will offer voluntary vaccinations during the month of May at area schools. Parental consent is required.

Dates are:

May 5 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Meningitis offered at Washington High School
May 10 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Meningitis and Tdap offered at Miami Trace Middle School and Miami Trace High School.
May 12 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Meningitis and Tdap offered at Washington Middle School.

Below is the letter that was sent to parents and caregivers:

Dear Parent/Guardian:

You are receiving this letter because you have a student who will be entering the 7th or 12th grade during the 2023-2024 school year or your student currently in 7th or 12th grade that is missing a required vaccine.  Students entering these grades must receive certain immunizations prior to the school year starting.  The immunization requirements for these students are as followed:


Prior to entry into the 7th grade, your child must receive:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccination
    • This vaccination protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). 
  • Meningococcal vaccination
    • This vaccination protects against 4 of 5 types of meningococcal bacteria.


Prior to entry, your child must receive:

  • Meningococcal vaccine, and must have been 16 years old at the time of vaccination
    • This vaccination protects against 4 of 5 types of meningococcal bacteria.

A few vaccines that are recommended, but not required, are the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine known as Gardasil and the Meningococcal B vaccine.  Gardasil is recommended for both boys and girls ages 11-26, and is a two to three dose series depending on age of the child.  This vaccine can help protect your child against the viruses that cause certain types of cancers. Meningococcal B vaccine protects against group B meningococcal bacteria that accounts for nearly 25% of the meningococcal meningitis in the United States. This vaccine is available to students 16 and older. These two vaccines will only be available at Fayette County Public Health and an appointment can be scheduled by calling 740-335-5910. 

It is also recommended that your child receive a flu shot once a year.

We will be visiting area schools to offer school vaccinations before summer vacation.  Information was sent home to parents.  For more information, please contact Fayette County Public Health at 740-335-5910.  Thanks for letting us serve you and your family!

Thank You,

Fayette County Public Health

Division of Nursing

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