The following is a message to parents and guardians from Prince William County Schools officials:
Parents are reminded that students entering sixth grade in Prince William County Public Schools this fall must present proof that they have had a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot within the past five years.
By state law, without proof of this immunization, children will not be able to enroll in school for the 2012–13 school year. If the last Tdap booster shot was administered more than five years from the beginning of the upcoming school year, this immunization must be administered over the summer. The booster shot may be listed as T, Td, Dtap, and/or Tdap.
Parents are urged to call their child’s doctor or local health department if they have questions. Shots may be obtained from a doctor, military clinic, or the Prince William County Health Department. Documentation should be taken to your child’s middle school or Central Registration.
The Prince William County Health Department may be reached at the following locations and telephone numbers:
- 9301 Lee Ave., Manassas, VA 20110, 703-792-6301
- 4001 Prince William Pkwy., Ste. 101, Woodbridge, VA 22191, 703-792-7300