The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires specific vaccinations for students based on their age. It is very important to check with your doctor and make an appointment for your child to receive any required vaccinations. Proof of immunization must be provided to your school, and forgetting to schedule vaccinations may prevent your student from returning to school on time at the beginning of the year!

Has your 7th or 8th grader had their Tdap vaccine yet? If so, please bring the immunization record to your school nurse before the first day of school.

South Carolina law requires all 7th and 8th grade students to have a dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine, which protects students from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is a NEW requirement for ALL 7th and 8th graders.

This is State Law!

If you do not show proof of vaccine before the 2015-2016 school year begins, your child will not be allowed to attend school. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school or school nurse. Please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors!

For more information about immunization requirements, visit SC's DHEC Vaccinations page or call your child’s doctor.

UPDATED for 2015-2016!! Required Immunizations South Carolina law requires the following shots in order for a child to be admitted to any BCSD school program PK-12th Grade: