South Carolina law requires that all students entering seventh grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects children from three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (often called whooping cough). To assist parents of rising seventh graders with this vaccination requirement ahead of the 2015-2016 school year, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the VaxCare Corporation, and local school districts across our state are partnering to offer the Tdap vaccine to current sixth grade children beginning in spring 2015. If your child has already received the Tdap vaccine, be sure to provide a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to your child's school showing that he/she has met the seventh grade Tdap vaccine requirement.
No extra doctor's visit
Protects your Child
The Tdap vaccine is the best way to protect your child from whooping cough.
Fewer Days of Missed School and Work
If your child stays healthy, you'll both have fewer absences.
No Cost or Low Cost
Important information for parents: