8th Grade
Immunization Information
Posted on 07/26/2021
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8TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS 

Tdap and Meningococcal are required for 8th Grade Students. 

The Tdap and Meningococcal are two required immunizations all 8th grade students need to receive prior to beginning their eighth grade year of school. These immunizations can be received at from your health care provider, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, or many other local health care stores. If you have any questions about these immunizations, please feel free to contact the school. Again, students should have record of these immunizations on file with the school before they attending the first day of their 8th grade year. Shot records can be faxed to South Middle School at (636) 281-0006. Specific information on the immunizations is listed below:

 

Tdap (1 dose)
Protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
•    Tetanus - causes severe tightening of muscles, which
can limit swallowing and breathing.
•    Diphtheria - a throat infection that can lead to
breathing problems, paralysis and death.
•    Pertussis - (whooping cough) a contagious disease that
causes violent coughing and makes it hard to breathe.

 

Meningococcal (MenACWY)

(8th grade - 1 dose, 12th grade - 2 doses, unless first dose was administered on or after 16 years of age)
Protects against bacteria types A, C, W and Y that can be spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing or sharing anything by mouth. Can lead to brain damage, loss of hearing, loss of limbs and even death.