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Meningitis Vaccine Requirement


Attention Junior Parents

Below is information concerning the meningitis vaccine requirement for students preparing to enter the 12th grade.  If your child has received the meningitis vaccine, please send proof of the immunization to the Hickman High School nurses ( or or have the health care provider fax the immunization record to the school nurses at 214-3064.

For all incoming 12th grade students, two doses of meningitis vaccine (MCV) are required unless the first dose was administered at age 16 or over, in which case only one dose will be required. The first and second doses of this vaccine must be separated by 8 weeks.  The second dose must be administered after age 16.

Immunizations are available from:

  • Local health care providers
  • Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1005 W. Worley, call (573) 874-7355 for an appointment. M-F 8-4:30. The health department may be able to bill your insurance for the cost of the vaccine. If your insurance does not cover vaccines, if you are Medicaid eligible, or if you are uninsured, you may qualify for a vaccination program. Please call (573) 874-7355 for specific insurance coverage information.
  • The SCHOLAR Clinic- new school based health care for CPS students only 573-476-0022.

For questions regarding your child’s vaccination history or for assistance determining where to obtain the vaccine, please call the Hickman High School nurses at 214-3006.