5th Grade Parents/Guardians: TDAP Vaccine Notice

May 24, 2018

Virginia Law requires that all students entering sixth grade receive a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine prior to the beginning of school. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is usually given around the age of eleven. 

In order for your child to begin 6th grade you will need to submit a medical record showing that the Tdap booster was given prior to the first day of school.           

The Tdap booster is available from your child’s healthcare provider or The Fairfax County Health Department.  

Please see the link below for more information about The Health Department clinic locations and hours: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/hdclinicsite.htm, or by calling 703-246-2411. 

You may submit the documentation by email mtadros@fcps.edu or to Mira Tadros 703-715-3801.