Beat the Rush for 7th Grade Tdap

CALIFORNIA LAW FOR SCHOOLS — Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California and to help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.

For the 2014-15 school year, all students entering 7th grade will need proof of the whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school.

  • Can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.
  • Must provide a copy to the school
  • Your child will not be placed on a class list until vaccine is confirmed

By law, students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot will not be able to start school until proof is provided to the school.  (The tetanus-diphtheria booster shot, Td, will not meet the requirement.)

  • If you wish to request an exemption due to personal, or medical reasons, please contact the school.
MORE INFO: WWW.SHOTSFORSCHOOL.ORG