Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
In response to the whooping cough outbreak in California, special statefunded vaccine clinics have been scheduled for San Joaquin County to prevent the spread of this respiratory disease (also known as pertussis). The clinics target uninsured children 11 years and older, and pregnant women with a doctor’s prescription.
“The best protection against whooping cough is to have as many people immunized as possible,” said San Joaquin County Public Health Services officials, “especially children and adults who live with or care for infants less than one year of age.”
In addition to the disease of whooping cough, the vaccine —given in the form of one shot/injection— also targets tetanus. There is a small fee for immunizations, but no one will be denied services due to the inability to pay. For information about clinic schedules or whooping cough, visit San Joaquin County Public Health Services website, http://www.sjcphs.org or call 209/468-3862.
Special Free Whooping Cough Vaccine Clinic Schedule
August 12 8:00-11:00am Manteca Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane
August 17 8:30am-12:30pm Lodi Hutchins Square, 125 S. Hutchins St.
August 19 8:30am-12:30pm Stockton San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way
August 26 8:30am-12:30pm East Stockton Garden Acres Community Center, 607 Bird Ave
August 31 3:30pm-7:30pm Lodi Hutchins Square, 125 S. Hutchins St.
Sept. 1 3:30pm-7:30pm Manteca Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane
Sept. 2 8:30am-12:30pm Stockton San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 S. Airport Way
Sept. 25 9:00am-1:00pm Tracy Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, 1420 N. Tracy Blvd