McPherson County Health Department Nurses will be giving FREE Tdap Vaccinations to USD # 423 students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) who bring Completed/Signed Consent Forms on or before Wednesday, December 17, 2014, to Moundridge Middle School.
Tdap (vaccine for Pertussis/Whooping Cough) information and required forms are being mailed home to all USD 423 6th, 7th and 8th graders. They will also be available in the School Office or can be downloaded from the links below or at www.mcphersoncountyks.us under the Health Department link.
Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are vulnerable to the disease if they have not received a Tdap booster shot since getting their DTaP shot before starting Kindergarten. Please check your child’s immunization record to determine if they have had a Tdap Booster since starting Kindergarten.
This FREE in-school clinic is in response to the recent cases of Pertussis/Whooping Cough in adolescents in McPherson County. Getting more adolescents immunized with Tdap will help prevent future cases of Pertussis in our community.
The FREE Tdap Vaccine will only be available for a limited time and there is a limited supply of FREE Tdap Vaccine. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Fact Sheet
Tdap Vaccine Information Sheet
Tdap Vaccination Consent Form
MCHD Privacy Practices