Important TDAP Requirement

July 15, 2020

Important TDAP Requirement

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Code of Virginia requires that all students entering 7th grade receive the Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) booster prior to the beginning of school, including those students who choose all virtual instruction. Students who have received a Tdap booster at age 7 or older will meet the school immunization requirement for Tdap and will not need another dose.

Students will need to provide one of the following documents prior to the first day of school:

  1. A copy of the student’s immunization record showing the Tdap vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Tdap vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online at:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/certificate_religious_exemption.pdf.

For questions regarding immunization documentation, please contact Kristine Smith at 703-904-5102 or email at kchevannessm@fcps.edu.