Tdap vaccines for 6th gr. to meet 08-09 7th gr. regs

Sixth grade parents, Tdap, a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis containing vaccine, will be required for 7th graders in school year 2008/09.  This vaccine contains pertussis.  Pertussis is a disease that can be transmitted by adolescents and adults to babies and can cause severe illness, even death.  The vaccine protection that kindergartners have against pertussis generally…