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Booster shot requirements change

Parents: the requirements have changed concerning your children's booster shots. The change concerns the TDAP – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine. As of August 1, all children attending public school who are starting the sixth grade need to get the shot if it's been five years or more since their last dose. Plus, all children not attending public school who are 12 years old need it, too -- again, if it's been five years since their last one. And as of July 1, first-time college students need the vaccine.

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