Important Update to the Tdap Immunization Requirement

June 07, 2019

Effective July 1, the Tdap booster will no longer be required for students entering sixth grade. Instead, the Tdap booster will be required for students entering seventh grade. Students, including current sixth graders, who have received a Tdap at age seven or older will meet the school immunization requirement for Tdap and will not need another dose prior to entering seventh grade. 

Fairfax County Public Schools tracks compliance with this state requirement and seventh grade students who do not meet the requirement before August 26 will not be able to start school.

Learn more about Tdap booster requirements