New Immunization Requirement Alert
To assure a smooth transition of rising sixth graders to the middle school, we would like to make sure that parents are aware that, effective July 1, 2006, a booster dose of Tdap Vaccine is required of all students entering the sixth grade if at least five years has passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Documentation that a student has received this immunization or documentation from the doctor stating that the student should not have the Tdap must be on file with the child’s school prior to entering the sixth grade. Please review your child’s immunization with your health care provider to verify that your child is in compliance with this requirement. Unfortunately, there will be no “grace period” and students who do not provide the middle schools with this information by August 20, 2007 will not be eligible to enroll in the sixth grade. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s doctor, the school principal, or the school nurse.