Posted on: 09/08/2017
Beginning on Monday the Marietta City School system will be excluding children from school if they do not have the proper proof of immunization. This is a state wide rule that effects all school systems in the state of Ohio.
Carol Thomson is a registered nurse for Marietta City Schools, and she provided the information for WMOA. The Ohio Department of Education determines what immunizations are required for school entry. However some parents do not trust immunizations and choose not to vaccinate their children.
The Marietta City Health Department will be giving immunizations for students in Kindergarten, 7th Grade and 12th Grade on Monday, September 11th 2017. This will be lasting between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and continue on September 12th 2017 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is to ensure that the students can receive the required immunizations and remain in school.
If your child has not gotten the proper Ohio immunizations or you have addtional questions then you can contact the Health Department at (740) 373-0611. No child will be turned away due to inability to pay.