Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Secondary School Requirement
The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rules process to require tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th grade. The administrative rule change became effective January 16 and will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2013-14 school year. The Immunization
Program has developed a variety of related materials, which are available at the links below. You will also find these resources on the program’s webpage here.
Immunization Partner Letter:
Tdap Vaccine Secondary School Requirement Fact Sheet:
Iowa Immunization Code (Adopted and Filed):
Immunization Requirements Table:
Tdap Secondary School Vaccine Requirement Questions and Answers:
Certificate of Immunization with the Immunization Requirements Table:
The mission of the Immunization Program is to decrease vaccine-preventable diseases through education, advocacy, and partnership. The program is committed to keeping you informed of changes and looks forward to working with you during the implementation of the new requirement for the upcoming school year.