Dear Shannon Forest Christian School Parents,
DHEC has made several changes to the immunization schedule for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
- 12th Grade has been added to the requirement for FOUR (4) doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and Pertussis.
- 2nd Grade has been added to the requirement for TWO (2) doses of Varicella. A child with a positive history of the disease is considered immune and is exempt from this requirement.
- 4th Grade has been added to the requirement for THREE (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated Polio vaccine with at least ONE (1) dose on or after the 4th birthday.
- 10th Grade has been added to the requirement for ONE (1) Tdap(tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) booster. Tdap is routinely administered at 11-12 years of age; however, a dose administered on or after the 7th birthday will meet this requirement.
Your student may have already had these vaccines and just needs an updated immunization certificate to be brought to the school office. Every student in South Carolina is required to have a valid SC certificate of immunization on file to attend school. Please let me know if you have any questions. Below is a link to the guidelines per DHEC.
For more on required vaccines by grade, visit http://www.scdhec.gov/