Iowa students will be heading back to the classroom this week and that means they must have their required shots.

If a student entering 7th or 12th grade comes to school without that required meningitis vaccine, the student will not be allowed to participate in school activities or be allowed inside the classroom unless a medical or religious exemption form has been completed according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

For more information about vaccinations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.