Lafayette County Health Department
729 Clay Street - Darlington, Wisconsin 53530
(608) 776-4895 --- Fax (608) 776-4885
Public Health-Home Care-Personal Care-Environmental Health
Dear Parents/Guardians of Current 5th, 7th and/or 12th Graders:
Wisconsin Student Immunization law requires Tdap vaccine for students entering 6th grade. Parents are required to have their children vaccinated or claim a waiver.
Tdap is the adolescent combination vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Only one dose is required.
Two doses of Meningococcal Vaccine are recommended for adolescents 11-18 years of age: the first dose at ages 11 or 12, with a booster at age 16. If the first dose is given after the 16th birthday, a booster is not needed.
The Meningococcal Vaccine protects against a serious bacterial illness. Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord. Depending on age, 1-2 doses are recommended.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.