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6th Grade Immunization

6th Grade Tdap Requirement


NC Law requires a Tdap booster vaccination for all students entering 6th grade, if 5 or more years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.  Tdap is a combination vaccine that provides protection against 3 diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.  The Tdap vaccination may be obtained at the local health department or the child’s personal physician. If your 6th grader has not yet received his or her Tdap vaccination, it must be administered and proof must be submitted within 30 calendar days from the start of school (September 24th).  For more information about immunizations, visit www.immunizenc.com.