Important Immunization Requirement: Do You Have a Student Entering Sixth Grade Next Year?

If yes, he or she may need a booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis). Sixth grade students cannot begin school in September without documentation of having had either the Tdap booster or documentation of having had a tetanus-containing vaccine within the past five years. Parents or guardians of current fifth graders should check their child’s immunization records. (more)