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School Immunization

School Immunization Requirements 2024-2025

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control requires specific vaccinations for students based on their age and grade. It is very important to check with your doctor and make an appointment for your child to receive any required vaccinations.

Proof of immunizations must be provided to the school, and forgetting to schedule vaccinations may prevent your child from returning to school on time at the beginning of the year.

Click here for more information regarding immunizations that are required by South Carolina law in order for a child to be admitted to any KCSD school.

Tdap Requirements

SC Law requires all 7th through 12th-grade students to have one dose of the Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects students from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). This vaccine has been required for school attendance since 2013.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school or the district office nursing services office at 803-432-8416.

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

DHEC link for immunization requirements:
http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/Vaccinations/VaccinesNeededforSchoolAdmission

Where do I take my child to get shots required for school?

You can go to your personal medical provider, clinics, or the health department. Please note that SC DHEC Immunization Clinics are by appointment only and book up quickly. Please schedule an appointment with your child's health care provider or call DHEC in advance for an appointment.

Kershaw County Health Department - DHEC Clinic
1116 Church St, Camden, SC 29020

To schedule an appointment at a DHEC clinic, patients must call the DHEC appointment line at 1-855-472-3432.

Also, on Thursday, July 11, from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. DHEC is hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic at the Kershaw County Health Department. Please bring your shot records and insurance information to this clinic.