School Immunizations and the Covid-19 Vaccine

To Parents of Grade 9 students:

I know many of you are questioning the intervals required between Covid-19 vaccine and the routine school immunization with the scheduled Grade 9 vaccine (Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis).

We are scheduled to return to MDJH on June 1 and 2, 2021 to administer the Grade 9 Tdap vaccine. If your child is vaccinated with the Grade 9 vaccine on either of those days, they will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine 14 days after that, ie. June 15 or 16.

If your child receives the Covid-19 vaccine prior to June 1 or 2, they cannot receive any other vaccine until 28 days later – including the routine Grade 9 Tdap. In that case, parents may contact me to schedule a clinic visit for administration of the Grade 9 immunization.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Trina M. Walsh, BN RN