New Rule for School Flyer
Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering seventh grade must receive (or have received) a Tdap vaccine in order to attend school. The Tdap vaccine protects students from tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). This vaccine is routinely recommended to be given at 11-12 years of age; however, if Tdap vaccine is needed at an earlier age, a dose received on or after the seventh birthday will meet this requirement. You must give your child’s school a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to prove your child has had the shot.
Please avoid the last-minute rush. Make an appointment with your rising seventh grader’s healthcare provider today to get the newly required Tdap vaccine, along with other vaccines that are recommended for your child’s protection.
Jennifer Lamb, Nurse Coordinator for WCSD