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7th graders
Important information for adolescents 11-18

Adolescent booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and Meningitis vaccine

Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis boosters are recommended at ages 11-12 and catch up boosters are recommended for anyone beyond that age, as the primary series against pertussis is no longer effective, so a booster is essential. There is no minimum interval from previous tetanus-containing vaccine; people who received a recent dose of Td can receive Tdap vaccine at any time. Two Tdap vaccines are available in the United States. For more information on pertussis vaccine, visit www.cdc.gov/pertussis/vaccines.html.

It is a requirement for all students entering 7th grade born on or after September 15, 2000 to receive a one-time booster dose of Tdap and a Meningitis vaccine. All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap booster shot and a meningitis vaccine unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Your child may have already received the vaccine and simply needs to provide proof to the school. 

Your student must have received these vaccines before they can attend school.