Important Message for the Class of 2020:
“According to Illinois state law all students entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.”
If your child has not received one dose of the meningitis vaccine or MCV4 (Brand name: Menactra or Menveo or Menomune) after their sixteenth birthday prior to the first day of senior year they will be excluded from school. If you have any questions please email our school nurse Mrs. Sue Gardner or call 773-881-5352.
Check out this flyer from St. Xavier regarding meningitis.