Friday, September 16, 2011

Three Free Tdap Booster Clinics Scheduled

Three more free Tdap booster clinics have been scheduled in a cooperative effort between the San Diego Unified and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agencies. A new state law requires all students in grades 7-12 to show proof of having received the pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot, or Tdap, in order to enroll in school. October 6 is the deadline for parents to comply with the law and provide proof of immunization to their child’s school.

The clinics are open to the public and the Tdap vaccine is free. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by parent/guardian to give consent.

The three dates and locations are:
  • 12:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, auditorium, Bell Middle School, 620 Briarwood Road (92139).
  • 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, faculty lounge, Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road (92124).
  • 2-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, library, Patrick Henry High School, 6702 Wandermere Drive (92120).
For more information on immunizations, pertussis and the Tdap booster, see the County Health and Human Services website at