This very important message is for parents of students who are entering 7th grade. School law requires that all students entering, advancing or transferring to 7th grade have a (Tdap) vaccine before they are admitted to school for the 2018-2019 school year. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). A certificate of compliance will be required to complete registration. This certificate may be obtained from the Adams County Health Department or your family physician.