Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Requirement

April 13, 2018

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all students entering sixth grade receive the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster prior to the beginning of school. It is imperative that efforts begin now to ensure that no rising sixth grader is excluded from school at the start of the 2018-2019 school year as a result of a Tdap immunization deficiency.