The Ohio Department of Health has released the immunization schedule for school entry for the fall of 2018. Two doses of meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine must be administered prior to entry to grade 12. This vaccine protects against meningitis. The recommended interval between the first and second dose is 8 weeks. If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a 2nd dose is not required.
This immunization is required for ALL 12th grade students enrolled at Rittman High School, including those who attend the Wayne County Career Center, Wayne College, or elsewhere. Documentation needs to be submitted, in writing, from the physician, heath department, or medical facility with the date and immunizations given. A note from the parent is not sufficient. It is the parent's responsibility to be sure the proper documentation is submitted to the school nurse.
Rittman Schools has partnered with Aultman hospital to provide non-urgent medical care to students and/ or staff members buy connecting with a nurse practitioner via a tablet in the clinic. For more information, view Telehealth Presentation below or contact Myra Pierce. Cost per visit is $20/ staff or $10/ student; if on free/ reduced lunch list, a grant will cover the cost of your visit.