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Immunization Requirements- Rising 6th graders

posted Mar 26, 2014, 6:02 AM by bcps web   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 5:41 AM ]

All sixth grade students are required to have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster vaccine PRIOR to entry into middle school regardless of the interval of the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. 


The vaccine may be obtained from your doctor or the health department.  Documentation of this booster vaccine must be provided to your child’s school for enrollment into middle school.   Shots are free for school enrollment from the Botetourt County Health Department and documentation will be provided by the health department after you receive the booster vaccine.   All District Health Departments will sponsor walk-in clinics on Friday, April 25th from 8am to 4pm.  


You may contact the Botetourt County Health Department to inquire about other dates/times of vaccination clinics offered: 


            Botetourt County Health Department

            21 Academy Street

            Fincastle, VA  24090

            (540) 473-8240


Your child’s school has a vaccine record on file should you need this information. Please contact your school nurse, doctor or local health department should you have questions.