School Nurse: Vicki BarreraTelephone ext 9030email: firstname.lastname@example.orgImmunizationsNew Immunization Requirements Beginning July 1, 2015Important Information for Parents with Children Entering 7th GradeChildren who start 7th grade on or after July 1, 2015, will be required to have vaccines recommended bythe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect them from serious diseases. Studentsentering 7th grade will be required to have one dose each of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) andmeningococcal vaccines if they have not previously received these vaccines.Thanks to the success of vaccines we don’t see these diseases very often; however, they do still exist andcan cause serious illness, disabilities, and even death. Don’t let your child go unprotected. Vaccines aresafe and effective. The most common side effects are pain and swelling at the site where the shot wasgiven. Some people may experience a headache and fever. Serious reactions to vaccines are very rare.Talk with your child’s health care provider or the local health department about vaccines they may needto be protected and for school entry. This is a great chance to get your child to the doctor for a yearlyhealth care visit.Your child will have to provide proof of vaccination on the first day of school. Please remember to bringyour child’s shot record for school entry. You can get your child’s shot record from his/her doctor or thelocal health department.
Last Modified on January 11, 2019