Required Shots, Vision and Dental Screenings for School | KNIA KRLS Radio

Judi Van Hulzen with Marion County Public Health tells KNIA/KRLS News what is required for students attending school this Fall in regards to School Immunizations and Dental Screenings.

In Kindergaten, students are required to have a Dental Screening along with immunizations for TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccine), MMR (Measels, Mumps, Rubella) and Varicella.

Third grade Students are required to have a Vision Screening. Seventh Grade students (ages 10 to 12) need TDAP, MCV (meningoccal vaccine) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine, also known as the Cancer Vaccine.

Ninth grade students need a dental screening.

Those students in 12th grade and 16 years or older, need to get a meningitis vaccine. 

The flu shot isn’t required but is highly recommended for all ages.

These need to be completed before school starts. For further information on the vaccines go to our website at KNIA/


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