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New Law, New Vaccines Required for Rising Seventh-Graders

TDP, Meningitis vaccines needed according to a law taking effect July 1.

TDP, Meningitis vaccines needed according to a law taking effect July 1.
TDP, Meningitis vaccines needed according to a law taking effect July 1.

By Beth Lawton

Students entering seventh grade this fall will need to get two vaccines, according to a state law going into effect Tuesday.

The new law requires rising seventh-graders to get a booster vaccine for TDP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is also known as whooping cough) and a vaccine against meningococcal meningitis.

As with other vaccines, parents can request a waiver for religious or medical reasons with proper paperwork.

You can get more information about the vaccines from the Georgia Department of Education in this document  aimed at school and public health nurses. 


Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 08:53 AM
We will all need vaccines when Obama allows our country to overrun by filth carrying every disease know to man and then some. Its the end of America as we know it.
Just Say'n July 01, 2014 at 12:44 PM
So Why won't the Republican Congress pass immigration legislation? Obama is trying to deal with the Bush laws re: illegal children crossing the boarder.
Fran Armstrong July 02, 2014 at 01:06 PM
The Left blames the GOP for everything. Obama wants to pass his immigration bill because he made a deal with the Hispanic community. Amnesty for your vote and now Luis Gutierrez is pressuring him to live up to the deal he made. Why do you think all of a sudden we have this influx of illegals entering the country? Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have had the same issues in their countries for years. They have been lead to believe by Obama that once they crossed our borders they can stay and will get amnesty. The Republicans as well as the Conservatives do not believe that our laws should not be obeyed. They represent their constituents. Obama has always wanted things his way. He is the one that refuses to compromise not the other side of the aisle. If you enter Mexico illegally, you wind up in jail for two years. Why isn't Obama getting our Marine that is being held in horrible conditions in a Mexican jail out? He wanted into Mexico and this was his punishment yet thousands of illegals come here knowing Obama is soft on illegal immigration. By the way, who do you think is paying for these illegals? American citizens who are struggling themselves. Soon you will see Obama making cuts to Social Security and Veteran benefits to balance the budget. This is not a Humanitarian effort this is an effort to legalized illegal aliens to give them the right to vote. It's all about keeping the Democrats in power.
Brent Seeger July 01, 2014 at 03:15 PM
We dont want more immigrants. We need real Americans to have jobs and all they need first. These other people need to go back home and fix their own countries.

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