The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) now requires the Tdap vaccination for all students entering 7th grade.
Students entering 7th grade will not be allowed to attend school without providing an updated immunization record, referred to as a Form 121 Immunization document showing all required immunizations, including the Tdap vaccination.
The required Tdap vaccination and other recommended vaccinations are available at the Calhoun County Health Department and most health clinics.
Parents should provide the Form 121 prior to the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Calhoun School District Nurse Lori Peden urges families to consult with their family physician or the Calhoun County Health Department to obtain the required immunizations.