School Immunization Requirements for 7th and 12th Graders
The end of the school year for 6th and 11th graders means the start of new beginnings when they become 7th and 12th graders. It also means this new class of students will need to get another round of immunization shots for school before they can start their new journey.
Students entering 7th and 12th grades in West Virginia are required to have the following shots before they can begin classes:
- 7th graders must show proof of a dose of Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and a dose of the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4).
- 12th graders also must show proof of a single dose of Tdap and a booster dose of the meningococcal vaccine. If the first dose of the meningococcal vaccine was given after the 16th birthday, then a booster dose is not required.