New Vaccination Required: Before starting the 12th grade, students must receive a vaccine against meningitis, an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (this is also for 7th graders entering 8th grade). If your student going into the 12th grade received his/her first meningitis immunization at the age of 16 or later, a second one will not be needed. Otherwise, two are required. Please have this immunization done as soon as possible and make sure your school nurse receives documentation. Please contact your school nurse or nurse coordinator at (314) 345-4401 with any questions.