Parents of sixth graders: Bring proof of Tdap vaccine to school now
State requires documentation

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Spring is the time to start thinking about Tdap immunization for students who will enter seventh grade in the fall.

According to state law, students may not enter seventh grade in September without first providing documentation that shows they have received the shot. Alternatively, parents may also complete a shot waiver form (as of January 1, waiver forms must be signed by a medical provider).

The Tdap vaccination protects students from tetanus, pertussis (or whooping cough) and diphtheria, contagious diseases that result in missed school days for students and missed work days for parents.

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