Your Care Team wants to make sure your 7th grader's vaccines are up-to-date
If your child is entering 7th grade this fall, school rules require two vaccines:
- Meningococcal (MCV4). This vaccine protects against four strains of meningococcal disease. This disease can cause death, brain damage and limb loss. It occurs more commonly in teen years.
- Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap). This is the teen and adult form of the vaccine that infants and children get.
Also, by 7th grade your Care Team wants your children to have already received the three-dose human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). This protects against common cancers that occur in adulthood.
Your school will contact you to ask about your child's vaccines. You can get your child's vaccine records from Patient Online Services.
It's easy to bring your child's vaccines up-to-date. There's no need to schedule a well-child visit. Use Patient Online Services to contact your Care Team and schedule a vaccines-only nurse visit.