We want to inform you of an upcoming change to vaccination requirements for students entering the 6th grade beginning with the 2016-17 school year. All incoming 6th grade students will be required to be vaccinated with one dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccine, also known as Tdap and one dose of meningococcal vaccine, also known as MCV4. Both of these vaccines should be received on or after the 11th birthday. This requirement will be deferred for students that have not yet reached their 11th birthday. On the 11th birthday the requirement would apply. Please visit with your physician or your local community health nurse to see if your child needs these and other recommended vaccines.