Don't Wait to Vaccinate

Don't Wait to Vaccinate. Immunizations Needed for School
VaccinationsThe South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires specific vaccinations for students based on their age. It is very important to check with your doctor and make an appointment for your child to receive any required vaccinations. Proof of immunization must be provided to your school. Forgetting to schedule vaccinations may prevent your student from returning to school on time at the beginning of the year.

Has your seventh- or eight-grader had their Tdap vaccine yet? If so, please bring the immunization record to your school nurse before the first day of school. South Carolina law requires all seventh- and eight-grade students to have a dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine, which protects students from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is a NEW requirement for ALL seventh and eight graders.

South Carolina State Law
If you do not show proof of vaccination before the school year begins, your child will not be allowed to attend school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school or school nurse. Please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors.

For more information about immunization requirements, visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control HERE or call your child’s doctor.
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