The state of Ohio requires all students entering the 7th grade to have the meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra) in addition to one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Additionally, the state of Ohio requires all students entering the 12th grade to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine (also known as MCV4, Menevo or Menactra). If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. Vaccination is the best way to protect someone from getting the disease.
If or when these concerns arise in the evening, we encourage our students and parents/guardians to utilize the following emergency numbers: Summit County Support Hotline (24Hours) – (330) 434-9144; National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1 (800)-273-TALK (8255); Summit County Suicide Prevention Coalition – (330) 762-3500; Summit County Sheriff’s Department – (330) 643-2181