A child cannot be admitted into any school or child development program without a valid SC Certificate of Immunization or a medical, religious, or special exemption.
Immunizations required by SC law are Tetanus containing vaccines (DTaP, DT, or TD), Polio, Measles (two doses), Rubella (German Measles), and Mumps.
Hepatitis B Immunizations are required for children entering
The Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine or history of the disease is required for all children admitted to K5 through 12th grade. Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, all K5 children will need two Varicella vaccines that are at least four weeks apart with one dose on or after the first birthday.
If your child does not have a valid certificate, take his/her shot records to your physician or the County Health Department. Should additional shots be required, a parent or adult authorized by the parent must accompany a student under 16.
As of the 2016-2017 school year, all 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th-grade children are required to have a Tdap vaccine.
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