Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has partnered
with Healthy Schools LLC to offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and
whooping cough - also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade
students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th
The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31, 2019.
Parents should contact their child’s school for specific
dates and times of the clinics. A consent form was sent home with each 6th-grade
student. Parents or guardians should complete the paper form and return it to
the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school.
Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form, which will
be available in English and Spanish.
Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of
the paper consent form can obtain one by accessing Dadeschools.net. If you require
additional languages, please contact your child’s school.
information about Healthy Schools LLC, questions or for assistance in
completing the consent form, please call School Operations/ Comprehensive
Health Services at 305 805-4600.
For the most up-to-date information, please download the Dadeschools mobile app to your iPhone or Android device. Follow us on Twitter @mdcps and @miamisup and on Facebook at MiamiSchools and AlbertoCarvalho
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