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Tdap Vaccine Update!

Tdap Vaccine Requirement

Previously in Virginia, students were required to have received the Tdap vaccine prior to entry to sixth grade. To align with current medical practice, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation effective July 1, 2019 that changes the grade that students need to have had the Tdap vaccine from sixth to seventh grade. Therefore for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year, only those entering  seventh grade (or higher for new students) will be required to have received the Tdap vaccine.