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 student from returning to school on time at the beginning of the year!
SC Law requires all 7th through 12th-grade students to have a dose of 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.
7th graders will not be able to receive a class schedule during registration without proof of Tdap vaccination. Non-compliant students will not be able to begin 7th grade in August until proof of a Tdap vaccination is provided. This is State Law! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school or school nurse or Nursing Services at 843-745-2184. For more information about immunization requirements, visit SC's DHEC Vaccinations page or call your child’s medical provider.
DHEC link for immunization requirements:
South Carolina law requires the following shots in order for a child to be admitted to any CCSD school program Head Start/Early Childhood Development-12th Grade:
Where do I take my child to get shots required for school?
You can go to your personal medical provider, clinics, or to one of the local Clinic & Health Departments listed below. 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. To schedule an appointment at a DHEC clinic, patients must call the DHEC appointment line at: 1-855-472-3432.