Beginning in the fall of the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering the 7th and 12th grades are required to receive the meningococcal vaccine for the prevention of meningococcal disease serogroups A, C, W and Y. One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th grade.
A second dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 12th grade. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. There must be at least an 8 week time span between the first and second dose. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.
The district of Whitehall City Schools recognizes the importance of the health of our students and community. To help serve students within the district, Whitehall City Schools employs two full-time nurses.
School nursing has changed over the years and school nurses are doing more than ever! At Whitehall City Schools, nurses provide care of bumps and bruises to diabetic management and everything in between!
We the nurses at Whitehall City Schools look forward to assisting you and your student with any health concerns or questions. Please enjoy our new updated Health Services section of the Whitehall City Schools website. Here you can find forms that are needed for keeping medications at school, immunization and health requirements, screening schedules and much more! Please contact us with any concerns or questions.
Wendy Siegel RN, BSN
Jennifer Blackburn LPN