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From the South Dakota Department of Health:

1.      Requirements for 6th Grade Entry

2.      One dose of Tdap is required for 6th grade entry IF the child is 11 years old. If the child is 10 years old when entering 6th grade they 45 days after their 11th birthday to receive the Tdap vaccination. If a child has a contraindication to Tdap, Td is acceptable. If a child receives a Tdap at age 7 or older, the dose does not need to be repeated. If a child 7 years and older has an incomplete DTaP primary series, please contact the Department of Health for assistance.

3.      One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required for 6th grade entry IF the child is 11 years old. If the child is 10 years old when entering 6th grade they 45 days after their 11th birthday to receive the meningococcal vaccine. If a child receives a dose at age 10 or after, the dose does not need to be repeated.

Free Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines for all area 11-18 year old students scheduled for Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Aberdeen Area Points of Dispensing (POD) will be providing free Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 (only day only) from 12:00-3:30 P.M. at the Aberdeen Central High School (2200 S Roosevelt St, Aberdeen, SD) for all area 11-18 year olds. No appointments are necessary. A parent/guardian must accompany children ages 11-17.

If you have any questions, please contact Marshall County Public Health Nurse Cari Price at 448-2744.

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