Students who are entering 6th grade or a comparable age-level special education program on or after September 1, 2014 and who are 11 years of age or older must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap).
Ten year old students who are entering 6th grade will not be required to receive a Tdap vaccine and will not be excluded from school, but they must be immunized when they turn 11 years old. At that time they must provide documentation of a booster dose of Tdap or provide proof of an appointment for the booster dose within 14 days. There are 2 immunizations currently available:
It is important that you contact your Health Care Provider to determine the status of your child’s immunization. The law requires that Tdap, 3-4 doses of poliomyelitis vaccine & 2nd dose of Varicella, be administered before the student enters 6th grade.
Winter Health and Safety Tips
Due to the recent extreme cold weather, Lakeland's school health professionals would like to share some winter health and safety tips with our Lakeland families. Children need extra attention to stay warm, safe and healthy when temperatures drop. Please review the tips provided.