Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New immunization requirement for this school year

Norwood Health Commission Pamela Walker-Bauer wants our readers to know following information before children go back to school:

New Immunization Requirement for 2010-2011 School Year

The Ohio Department of Health has updated the immunization requirements for Ohio students. All Ohio 7th graders will be required to have a Tdap booster. Tdap protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; Pertussis is more commonly known as whooping cough. To avoid exclusion from school, the Norwood Health Department recommends that your incoming 7th grader receive the booster before school starts in the fall.

As with many other immunizations, the Dtap vaccine can be received at the Norwood Health Department on Sherman Avenue. The cost of the Dtap immunization is $7.00. Other vaccines are also recommended for this age group (Meningitis, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis A, Human Papillomavirus ) and can be provided to your child at the same visit for an additional $2.00 per immunization. Contact us for an appointment at 458-4600 or email us at Visit us at for more information about the Norwood Health Department and you can now follow us on Facebook.