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Students Must Get Tdap Vaccination

Students going into sixth and ninth grades next year are required to get a Tdap vaccination. Illinois Department of Public Health Spokeswoman Melaney Arnold says it'll help ward off things like tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough.

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Students who don't show proof that they've had the vaccination will not be allowed to attend school. It's the first time that Tdap shots are being required for Illinois students entering junior high and high school.