• Vaccines and Immunizations

    Required Immunizations

    As the new school year approaches, it is important to ensure students are prepared with all their necessary supplies and that they are on top of all their required immunizations. 

    Several immunizations are required for school attendance and some children may have been delayed in getting boosters due to the pandemic. 

    However, it is crucial to stay on schedule with these immunizations. Immunizations save lives and protect kids from serious illnesses. Parents and guardians can view the Ohio Immunization Summary for School Attendance here.

    The COVID-19 vaccine is encouraged but not required for school attendance. 

    For children needing immunizations to meet State of Ohio requirements, parents and guardians can contact their family doctor, health clinic, Nationwide Children’s School-based health clinics, or the Columbus Public Health Department, which is located at 240 Parsons Avenue. 

    For questions on school immunization requirements or for help finding a health care provider, contact the school nurse or Health Services 

    School-Based Health Clinics 

    Students can get health care services - just like they would at a doctor's office - right at school! School-based health clinics are hosted in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Clinics are open during school hours and the days open may vary. Families can call 614-355-2590 (option 3) for an appointment or for more information. Students can also stop by their school clinic. 

    Clinics are available in the following schools:  

    • Buckeye Middle School
    • Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls
    • East High School
    • Linden McKinley STEM Academy
    • Livingston Elementary School
    • Marion Franklin High School
    • Moler Elementary School
    • Northland High School
    • Ohio Avenue Elementary School
    • South High School
    • West High School

    For up-to-date information on school-based health clinics, continue checking the main CCS website or visit NationwideChildrens.org/Care-Connection.