All Students Entering 6th Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth grade have a Tdap booster immunization prior to entry into school. Additionally, all new students enrolling in grades seven, eight, and nine must have had the Tdap booster prior to the start of school. Parents should consult with their health provider or the local health department if they have questions. 
 
Documentation that your student has received this immunization should be brought to the school nurse prior to the first day of school. We will be tracking compliance with this state requirement. Students who do not meet the requirement by the first day of school may not be given a schedule and will be excluded from school until proof of the booster shot is taken tot he nurse. Shots may be obtained from private doctors or the health department.
 
For questions regarding this mandate, please consult your health care provider or contact Marie Petrone at (434) 946-9700 or mpetrone@amherst.k12.va.us