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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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New Immunization Requirement for Upcoming 12th Grade Students

June 2, 2015

Upcoming seniors will be required to provide proof of receiving two doses of the
Meningococcal Vaccine. Students can get the vaccine from their family physician or the Sangamon County Department of Public Health. If the first Meningococcal Vaccine was received on or after the 16th birthday the student is only required to receive one dose.

“Meningitis, an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord is a serious illness that can be life altering and even deadly. It is most commonly seen in infants and people ages 16-21. This is why it is important that our high school seniors get the vaccine to prevent meningitis,” stated Health Services Coordinator Val Rogers.

Proof of this vaccination is needed by the first day of school. Students failing to provide proof of the Meningococcal Vaccine will be excluded on the 10th day of school, which is September 8, 2015.