New Immunization Requirements for High School Students

Administrative Assistant Ginny Hines with the School Board notified The Journal of a new immunization requirement that must be done before school starts in a few days.

High School Requirements

Effective July 1, 2019, Louisiana law will require students entering 11thgrade, or 16 years of age and entering any grade, to provide satisfactory evidence of current immunization meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) against meningococcal disease as a condition of school entry.  This requirement expands on the current requirement for students in 6thgrade or that are 11 years of age.

The statute continues to allow an exemption from this school entry requirement for medical reasons or written dissent.

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