ATTENION PARENTS! MENINGITIS VACCINE INFORMATION

Meningitis

June 4, 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord.  Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms.

To help protect your children and others from meningitis, Georgia law requires students be vaccinated against this disease, unless the child has an exemption.

All students entering or transferring into 11th grade will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4) PRIOR TO ENTERING SCHOOL, unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday.

If you are unaware as to whether or not your child is up-to-date on his/her vaccinations, please contact their health care provider.  If your child does not have health insurance or their health plan will not cover these vaccines, call your local health department and ask about getting no or low cost vaccines.  For more information, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/vaccines-children or call (800) 848-3868.

 

As soon as your child receives this vaccine, please bring the completed vaccination form (3231) to the front office.

 

Sincerely,

Ken R. Hartley, Principal

Peach County High School





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