All Students Entering Sixth-Grade Must Have Tdap Immunization

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth-grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to entry into school. Additionally, all new students enrolling into grades seven, eight, and nine must also have a Tdap booster dose.
 
Parents of current fifth-graders should review their children's immunization records to determine if the student needs to get the Tdap immunization. This shot may be listed as T, Td, Dtap, and /or Tdap. Parents should call their doctor or local health department if they have questions. Shots may be obtained from private doctors or the health department.
 
Documentation that your student has received this immunization should be brought to the school nurse prior to the first day of school in August.  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 to the nurse.
 
For more information, please contact Stephanie Meehan at 434-946-9342 or email smeehan@amherst.k12.va.us