Graduation Info

Use the files below to learn more details about information related to the Class of 2018 Graduation. 
  April 3, 2018

Dear Graduate:

You will receive your immunization record with your diploma. Keep it with your other important records. You will need it in the future. Many employers, universities, community and technical colleges, as well as the military will require a record of your immunizations. The following list includes information on vaccines you may need:

● Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine - The Tdap vaccine can protect you against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). This vaccine should replace one tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster. Talk to your physician to find out if you need a Tdap vaccination.

● Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - The HPV vaccine can protect you against the common virus, Human Papillomavirus. This vaccine may protect you against four types of HPV which can cause cervical cancers and genital warts.

● Meningococcal (“meningitis”) vaccine - This vaccine can protect you against the bacteria which causes a type of meningitis (swelling of the covering of the brain and spinal cord).

● Travel vaccines - If you are planning on traveling to countries outside of Canada or Western Europe, contact your physician to see if you will need additional immunizations.

This is not a complete list of the vaccines recommended for young adults. Please contact your family doctor or a healthcare professional to find out which vaccines are recommended for you.