"Vaccines aren't just for kids. They provide protection against many potentially serious and preventable illnesses that can strike an individual, a family or a community without warning," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
To prevent the spread of diseases and to keep our kids of all ages and their classmates safe, all students in Tennessee must have proof of immunizations...
In just a few days, more than 42,000 students in Rutherford County will take their seats in classrooms to begin a new academic year filled with wonderful experiences and learning opportunities.
Immunization requirements apply to any student enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time including all Kindergarten students. Requirements also apply to all rising seventh graders.
All students entering seventh grade are required to have proof they have had two doses of chickenpox vaccine (or a history of illness) and a booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis...
Immunizations required for school are available from a variety of health care providers, including county health departments.
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