Deadline today for sixth-graders' booster shots

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Staff report
Today is the deadline for sixth-graders to show proof they’ve had an immunization booster shot or face suspension.
Sixth-graders must show proof that they have received the Tdap vaccination, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.
A new state law requires sixth-graders to get the booster.
Starting tomorrow, students who do not have proof of the vaccination could be suspended.
They won’t be sent home if the school confirms an appointment for the vaccination has been made, said Dr. Walter Hart, assistant superintendent of administration in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
“We’re doing everything we can reasonably do to not suspend,” Hart said.