Adolescent Immunization Requirements

Seventh Grade Entry

A student born AFTER July 1, 1993 and entering the 7th grade must have the following vaccines, if not previously given. These vaccines are in addition to the other required school vaccines:

1 Tdap booster*
1 Varicella (chickenpox)** -history of disease is acceptable, parent must sign verification statement
3 Hepatitis B

*The Tdap vaccine must be given after 7 years of age.
**If a student is 13+ years of age, two doses of Varicella vaccine should be given at least four weeks apart.

Tdap Vaccine Dosage Recommendations:

Adolescents 11-18 years of age who have not received the Tdap vaccine should receive a single dose of Tdap vaccine followed by Td booster doses every 10 years thereafter. Tdap vaccine can be given regardless of when the last tetanus- and diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine was given. Unvaccinated teens or those behind schedule should receive three doses of Td with a one-time dose of Tdap substitued for one of the doses in the series.