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Evergreen Union

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School Nurse

Beat the Rush for 7th Grade Tdap

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 recent California law requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.  Since the 2014-15 school year, all students entering 7th grade need proof of the whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school. By law, students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot can not start school until proof is provided to the school.  (The tetanus-diphtheria booster shot, Td, will not meet the requirement.)
  • It can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday
  • Provide a copy of proof of vaccination to the school
  • Your child will NOT be placed on a class list until the vaccine is confirmed
    • If you wish to request an exemption due to medical reasons, please contact your healthcare provider
QUESTIONS? Call Whitney Kofford, School Nurse at 347-3411, x7575.