Attention Parents/Guardians of 6th grade students,
As the school year winds down it is time to start preparing students for 7th grade. Remember, all students going into 7th grade must have a Tdap shot before they can start school in August. If your child has already received the Tdap booster, you may turn in your student’s shot record to the registrar at any time or be sure to bring the updated shot record with you to registration day in August. If your student still needs the Tdap booster, make plans to get the shot now, or over the summer, and bring the shot record to registration day. It is also a good idea to keep a copy in your records.
Please note, the Tdap shot is different from the Td shot. If your child receives the Td shot, that is not in compliance with Florida immunization requirements and they will need to receive the Tdap shot as well before beginning school.
If we do not have this information on file, and you do not bring it to the school on registration day in August, you student will not be allowed to receive their schedule. They will also not be allowed to start school until their updated shot record is on file. Any days missed due to lack of immunization will be considered an unexcused absence. Please remember, these immunizations are not just a good idea – they are required by Florida law.
Immunizations are provided free of charge at the Pasco County Health Department. The health department locations are listed below.
Please call to verify their hours of operation.
10841 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
33845 State Road 54
Wesley Chapel, FL
Jill Freiji, RN.
Pasco County School Nurse