The Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering 6th grade. This vaccine can be given once your child turns 11. The Meningococcal and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is also recommended for preteens. The attached information from the Centers for Disease Control has more information on these vaccines.
These vaccines can be obtained from your child’s primary care provider or other agencies that supply free or low cost vaccinations. The immunization clinic at the South Hill Mall and Community Health Care School-Based Health Clinic are two local facilities. Community Health Care is currently located across the street from Bethel Middle School in the Bethel Learning Center. They can give vaccinations Monday through Thursday.
When your child has received his/her Tdap vaccine, please provide the school with the record.