IMMUNIZATION CHANGES FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
· All 10th grade students have been added to the requirement for four (4) doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
· All 5K students must now have two (2) doses of varicella vaccine or a positive history of chicken pox disease.
· All 7th/8th grade students must have one (1) dose of Tdap given after the 7th birthday in order to register for school.
· DHEC form 1148 issued before 1/1/14 is acceptable, but only DHEC form 2740 will be used after 1/1/14.
Starting in August 2013, ALL seventh graders will be Required to get the Tdap vaccine to protect them against whooping cough (pertussis).
Children who haven't had a Tdap vaccination may not be allowed to attend school.
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control