Adolescent Immunization Requirements

Seventh Grade Entry

The following vaccines are required for students entering seventh grade:

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

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.