Dear Shannon Forest Christian School Parents,
DHEC has made several changes to the immunization schedule for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Changes for the 2017-2018 School Year:
3rd Grade has been added to the requirement for (2) doses of varicella. A child with a positive history of the disease is considered immune and is exempt from this requirement.
5th Grade has been added to the requirement for three (3) doses of oral and/or inactivated polio vaccine with at least one (1) dose received on or after the fourth birthday.
11th Grade has been added to the requirement for (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 seventh birthday will meet this requirement.
Your student may have already had these vaccines and just need 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.
Thanks so much for partnering with me to keep your student safe and healthy!
Beth Norman, Registered Nurse
For more on required vaccines by grade, visit http://www.scdhec.gov/