In 2006, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law requiring all sixth-grade students to have had a Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years in order to enroll in middle school. Without proof of this immunization, your child will not be able to enroll in school for next school year.
If the last shot was administered more than five years from the beginning of the upcoming school year, please have this immunization done before the first day of school. This shot may be listed as T, Td, Dtap, and/or Tdap. If your child is not 11 years old by the first day of school next year, your physician may choose not to administer the immunization until after the eleventh birthday. Please contact your physician regarding this situation.
Shots may be obtained from your doctor, military clinics, or the health department.
Please send proof of the Tdap immunization to Potoamc View E.S. clinic as soon as it is done.
If you have any questions, please contact your School Nurse.