Tdap Booster Shot Required For Incoming 7th Graders

August 2, 2022

If your student is entering the seventh grade in Florida this year, you’ll need to make sure they have a required booster shot.

Incoming seventh grade students in Florida are required to have a Tdap immunization before starting the school year.

The booster is available from the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County on Fairfield Drive For an appointment, call FDOH-Escambia at (850) 595-6554. Boosters are also available from your child’s physician or numerous walk-in clinics in the area.

Your child’s middle school will need a copy of their DH680 Florida Immunization Record before school starts on August 10.

Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).


6 Responses to “Tdap Booster Shot Required For Incoming 7th Graders”

  1. Debbie on August 3rd, 2022 9:22 am

    I don’t understand why some are acting as if this vaccination is a last minute thing. How long have you lived here cause this has been a requirement for many years . It’s not the school’s fault that you didn’t get the vaccine.

  2. Molino Resident on August 3rd, 2022 6:47 am

    If your child is going to their regular checkups each year, then their pediatrician is aware of what vaccinations they need and will give it to them. I have never had to make a special appointment for a shot or ask our pediatrician for one. It’s been pretty much automatic.

  3. John Doe on August 2nd, 2022 4:55 pm

    this reminds me, i probably should get a tetanus shot soon. It’s been about 20 years.

  4. Laura in Molino on August 2nd, 2022 3:28 pm

    Most pharmacies can administer vaccines which are usually 100% covered by insurance, no line, no wait.

  5. Kathi Iannone on August 2nd, 2022 9:35 am

    Yes, I agree with “Oversight” this notification should have been seen home the last week of school and maybe a reminder 2 weeks ago.

  6. Oversight on August 2nd, 2022 8:38 am

    A lot of parents are entering the panic mode right about now with only eight days to get thousands of seventh graders vaxed. Sure, (insert eye roll here) those appointments at the health department will be easy and convenient to come by.

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