California law requires that all students going into seventh grade be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Schools must receive proof of the Tdap booster before the student can attend class in the fall unless they have a documented exemption .
NOTE: Children who received a DTP, DTap or Tdap shot on or after their
seventh birthday meet the Tdap booster requirement and do not need
another shot. Parents and guardians can simply provide their child’s
school with a copy of the updated shot record.
For more information about the Tdap vaccine, visit www.shotsforschool.org.