Immunization Information for Middle and High School Parents
As kids get older, protection from some of their childhood vaccines can begin to wear off. Adolescents are also at higher risk for other serious, but preventable, diseases. Public health officials recommend that children in middle and high school receive immunizations for Meningococcal disease and Pertussis (whooping cough). In addition, they advise young girls to receive a vaccination for Human Papillomavirus.
Immunizations help students remain healthy both in and out of school. Schoolchildren who are unvaccinated are at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases – resulting in the spread of these diseases to other students and staff, preventable medical visits, and associated costs. Vaccine preventable diseases also lead to missed school and disruption in students’ education.
For more information on this topic and other health related questions/concerns please visit the FWPS Health Services Website.
What Are We Doing About School Safety? The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Across the nation, in our state and here in Federal Way, officials are exploring ways to improve school security and safety.