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8th Grade Vaccine Requirements

Dear Parents of Ritenour Seventh-Graders,

It is important to know that your current seventh-grader is required to have two important vaccines – Tdap and MCV (meningococcal) – before he/she starts school as an eighth-grader. Our Husky Health Center (HHC), located in the north wing of Hoech Middle School, provides school-required vaccines with no out-of-pocket cost for your child and can provide the vaccines to your child during the school day. Ritenour provides the transportation for students from his/her school at no charge.

Students whose records show they need the vaccines and have consent for HHC to give the vaccines can be scheduled for an appointment from early February through May.

If you want your child to receive the vaccines at HHC at no expense to you, please talk to your school nurse or call 314-882-1284 to schedule an appointment.

Husky Health Center is staffed by a nurse practitioner who provides comprehensive pediatric care, and is available to all Ritenour students. The center also provides behavioral health services for our students. There are no out-of-pocket costs for these services.

If you have questions about school-required vaccines or other concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s school nurse or the Husky Health Center.