Friday, July 15, 2011

REMEMBER: Tdap Booster Required for 2011-12 School Year

California law requires that students entering 7th through 12th grades must be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap in the 2011-12 school year. San Diego Unified students have until October 6, 2011, to provide proof of immunization or a Personal Belief Exemption in order to stay in school.

Families are encouraged to schedule immunization appointments as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline. In many cases it takes more than a month to get an appointment. Boosters can be received from personal healthcare providers, at many local pharmacies or at a Community Health Center. For a list of community clinics, go to . In addition, eligible military dependents can attend a special Tdap Shot Event Adobe PDF on Saturday, July 16. Read more.