Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick.
To help protect your children and otheres from the whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.
All students entering 7th grade will need proof of their adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school.
By law, students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster shot will not be able to start school until proof is provided to the school.
Please be sure to keep written proof of your child's Tdap booster shot record in a safe place. Your child will need to provide proof of immunization in order to start school. Parents are encouraged to bring proof of immunization to the school's health office as soon as possible.
Receiving the Tdap booster shot will help protect your child against the ongoing threat of whooping cough and will also meet the new California law requirement for sstudents.
If you would like more information, please visit www.sdiz.org website.