Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh, Eighth Graders
Clinics offered in all GCS middle schools
Parents are reminded that rising seventh and eighth grade students must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement to their child’s school for students to attend school prior to the first day of school in August.
The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2013-14 school year.
Greenville County Schools will partner with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to provide Tdap clinics at all 20 GCS middle schools between Monday, April 13 and Friday, April 24. Contact your child’s school for specific dates and times.
Consent to Vaccinate forms will be sent home with all sixth grade students the week of March 2. The properly completed form must be returned to the school nurse by Thursday, March 12 if you would like for your child to receive the vaccine.