The Ohio Department of Health recently revised immunization requirements for school attendance (ORC 3313.671). For the 2013-2014 school year, immunizations required to enter 7th grade include a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine helps protect your child from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough.)
As this is a required immunization, please provide the school nurse with proof* of your child's Tdap booster dose as soon as possible to avoid absences in the fall due to state mandated immunization exclusions.
* Proof of immunization includes a current record signed or stamped by your healthcare provider or immunization clinic.