Proof of Tdap vaccine REQUIRED for all 7th graders
If your seventh grade student does not have proof of the TDap Immunization on files, as required by law, your child may not be allowed to return to school until the proof is provided to the school
TDap is a booster vaccine that protects preteens and adults from the three dangerous diseases of tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (also called pertussis). The Tdap immunization is usually given to children who are 11- or 12-years-old. Beginning in 2013, all South Carolina seventh grade students are now required to show proof of having the Tdap vaccine. Under the new requirement, any Tdap vaccine given on or after the seventh birthday will be accepted.
Please know that the district wants to support families any way it can in meeting this requirement. However, seventh grade students out of compliance with this state requirement may not be allowed to attend school until this proof is submitted. If you need information about additional clinic opportunities or have any concerns regarding transportation, please contact your school nurse at the school your child attends.