Pertussis Vacination Requirements
Since the 2011-2012 school year, State law now requires that all incoming 7th-12th graders get a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap, before entering school. 7th and 8th grade students who have not received this booster shot prior to the beginning of the school year will not be allowed to start school. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is widespread throughout California. This vaccine can help keep your child and family protected.
We encourage you to contact your child's doctor or medical provider now to schedule an immunization appointment. Some children may qualify for free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program. Please bring your child's shot record to the school as soon as they receive their immunization!
Thank you for your prompt attention to this "NEW" Requirement.