Attention Parents of Rising Seventh graders! Seventh graders are now required to have tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (Meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine. (New entrant means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than 12 months or one school year). For more information about this and all school required immunizations, go to the Georgia Department of Public Health website at dph.georgia.gov/schools-and-childcare. Shots are available at North Georgia Health District public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties. Go to nghd.org for contact information and locations.
Posted on: Wed, 21 May 2014 13:33:15 +0000
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