Requirement of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine for Seventh, Eighth,
Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Students for School Year 2020-21
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all students entering seventh grade must have received a Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster unless the student has received a Tdap vaccine after the age of seven years. Prior to the 2019-20 school year, this immunization was required for students entering sixth grade. Only one dose of the Tdap booster is required after the age of seven years, regardless of the interval since the previous dose. Please note that Tdap is a different vaccine than the DTaP vaccine.
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