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Tdap Vaccine Requirement

February 21, 2012

Tdap is a vaccine to protect pre-teens, adolescents, and adults against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Tdap is licensed for routine use on or after the 10th birthday.

During the 2012-2013 school year, students entering sixth and ninth grades will be required to provide documentation of receipt of one dose of Tdap. Students entering grades 6 & 9 also are required to have school physicals.