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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Linn County Public Health Reminds Parents of Immunization Requirement

Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County Public Health reminds Linn County parents to ensure that their child(ren) are vaccinated prior to the beginning school. All children starting kindergarten will need to have their mandatory school immunizations before the first day of school. Adolescents in 7th grade will need to show proof of the Tdap and meningococcal vaccine, while students entering 12th grade will need evidence of the booster dose of meningococcal vaccine.


“Children in the U.S. still get vaccine-preventable diseases such as pertussis, mumps, and measles.” said Linn County Public Health Director Pramod Dwivedi. “Vaccines protect your child and those around your child. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or child care facilities.”


Iowa Law outlines immunization requirements for students attending licensed child care centers and elementary or secondary schools. If you have any questions regarding your child’s immunization status for school, please contact your health care provider or Linn County Public Health at 319-892-6000.


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Linn County Public Health, an agency within Linn County government, serves more than 220,000 residents of Linn County to prevent disease and injury, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness. More information about Linn County Public Health is available online at http://www.linncounty.org/health or by calling 319-892-6000. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCPublicHealth and follow us on Twitter @LCPublicHealth.

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