Important updates

Dear Parents/Guardians of entering 6th Graders,

 

The South Dakota Department of Health is now revising its rules to require both Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW) vaccines for entry into the 6th grade for school year 2016-2017.

 

We want to inform you of the change to vaccination requirements for students entering the 6th grade beginning with school year 2016-2017. All incoming 6th grade students will be required to be vaccinated with one dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine, also known as Tdap and one dose of meningococcal vaccine, also known as MCV4. Both of these vaccines should be received on or after the 11th birthday. This requirement will be deferred for student that have not yet reached their 11th birthday. On the 11th birthday the requirement would apply. Please visit with your physician or your local community health nurse to see if your child needs these and other recommended vaccines.

 

Please be prepared to bring an updated immunization record with student upon entry to school in August, 2016.

Please call with any questions, 605-234-4460.

 

Thank You!

 

 

 

 

Linda Johnson, RN

Chamberlain School District 7-1