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TDAP Booster Shot Information

Important Immunization Requirement: Do You Have a Student Entering Sixth Grade Next Year?


Sixth grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Tdap booster. Please ask your private healthcare provider, or the health department, to review your child’s immunization record if you are unsure if your child has received the Tdap booster.

Documentation must be provided to the school student information assistant (SIA) or registrar as soon as possible.  This documentation can be a copy of your child’s immunization record, or a note on letterhead from your healthcare provider listing the date, month and year of your child’s most recent Tdap booster.

You may send in your documentation in advance, while your child is still in the fifth grade, to ensure that he or she meets this requirement before the first day of school in August.

Fairfax County Public Schools tracks compliance with this state requirement and students who do not meet the requirement before August 28, 2017 will not be able to start school.

Students can receive immunizations required for school at any Fairfax County Health Department immunization clinic. Information about health department clinic locations and hours can be found at:

More information about immunization requirements and exemptions can be found in the current version of FCPS Regulation 2101 and on the General Registration Requirements page.

If you have any questions, contact Sally Borkowski, School Health Specialist, Department of Special Services, at 571-423-4313 or at