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Many students in Lowcountry still need TDAP vaccine

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Jim Foster, spokesman for the Beaufort County School District Jim Foster, spokesman for the Beaufort County School District
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The deadline is quickly approaching for all seventh-graders in the Lowcountry to get the TDAP vaccine.

Starting Sept. 20, students who don't have the booster shot will be sent home.

So far, 40 out of 200 seventh-graders in the Hampton 1 County School District still need the booster shot and 15 out of 74 in the Hampton 2 County School District.

Jasper County did not have an updated total of those still needing the vaccine as of Friday afternoon. 

There are an estimated 100 more Beaufort County students who received the TDAP vaccine this week.

"Two hundred fifty students is a lot of kids, Officand that's a lot to get done in one week, but hopefully with DHEC coming to town Saturday with their free clinic, we'll be able to get a lot of those kids vaccinated," said Jim Foster, spokesman for the Beaufort County School District.  

The South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control clinic is offering TDAP vaccines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Okatie Elementary School.

DHEC staff will be on hand to provide up to 300 free booster shots for all walk-ins.

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