Special to The Clinton Courier
Students entering the seventh grade are required to have the Tdap vaccination.
The requirement is one of many vaccines mandated for schoolchildren by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The Tdap vaccine covers tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.
At registration, parents need to provide a Health Department Form 121 to verify that their child has received this vaccine.
“Students can get vaccinated at their pediatrician’s office or any health department,” said Clinton Public School District nurse Renee Martin. “The health department is also recommending that preteen students get vaccinated against meningococcal disease, human papillomavirus and a second dose of varicella vaccine if they did not receive one at a younger age.”
For a listing of required vaccinations for school entry and recommended vaccinations for all ages, visit the Health Department web site or call 1-866-459-4948.
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