New Immunization Requirement for 7th Grade Students
For the 2013-14 school year, and all future school years, all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade and born on or after September 15, 2000, will need proof of an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis(whooping cough) booster immunization (called "Tdap") for school in the fall.
Tdap vaccine is routinely recommended for adolescents 11-12 years of age. Now is a great time for your child to receive the Tdap vaccine and beat the back to school rush by making an appointment for your incoming 7th grader. Documentation of the Tdap vaccine needs to be provided to the school nurse prior to the first day of school.