All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called Tdap) for school in the Fall. Your student will not be able to receive his/her class schedule without documented proof of Tdap booster.
This school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from early childhood immunization for Pertussis wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to Pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against Pertussis. Additional immunizations if not already completed are:
Varicella: 2 doses for ages 13-17
MMR: 2 doses for ages 13-17
See above chart for 7th grade immunization requirements.