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Attention Parent of 6th graders
Recent changes in the Iowa Administrative Code regarding immunization requirements for school entry mean that every child enrolling in the 7th grade must have a Tdap to attend school next August.
Please provide a note from your physician indicating the vaccine and date it was administered to the school nurse to be compliant with this new requirement.
The Tdap Vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects against not only against tetanus
and diphtheria but also pertussis.
• Tetanus, also known as “lockjaw”, causes painful muscle spasms, usually all over
the body including the tightening of the jaw so the person cannot open their mouth or
• Diphtheria can cause a thick covering in the back of the throat leading to breathing
problems, paralysis or heart failure.
• Pertussis, also known as “whooping cough” causes severe coughing spells,
vomiting, rib fractures and complications such as pneumonia.
This will help Iowa achieve and maintain high vaccination adolescent coverage levels to reduce the number of pertussis cases.
Students, parents, employees and others doing business with or performing services for the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District are hereby notified that this school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age( for employment), marital status (for programs), or socioeconomic status (for programs) in admission or access to, or treatment in, its programs and activities or hiring and employment practices.