education, health

New Vaccination for Children Required


STOCKTON, CA – In response to Assembly Bill (AB) 354, Lincoln High School will be hosting an educational event titled, “New Rule: Tdap Before School” awareness.  Qualifying students will receive Tdap shots, and volunteer staff are committed to make phone calls to students who have yet to be vaccinated.  Physicians and school administrators will be available to answers questions about pertussis (whooping cough) and the new school rule. 

Starting the 2011-12 school year all California students are required to have a Whooping Cough immunization prior to attending school.  The student immunization Bill passed and was signed into law late 2010 by Governor Schwarzenegger.
According to the California Department of Public Health Whooping cough has turned epidemic, including nine infant deaths, in California during 2010 and recommends that all Californians 10-years and older receive a booster shot (also known as “Tdap”1) against pertussis .

The bill requires students entering 7th through 12th grade to have proof of Tdap booster shot before entering school starting July 1, 2011 and the requirement applies to all public and private schools.  However, it does not affect students enrolled in summer school.
These requirements apply to millions of students in California.
Updates on implementing this new law will be available for everyone to review later in the 2010-11 school year at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Pertussis.aspx, which currently has general information about pertussis disease and immunization.

For more information on getting vaccinated against pertussis, parents are urged to call their healthcare provider, or Public Health Services.  For general information on pertussis, visit San Joaquin County Public Health Services at http://www.sjcphs.org, http://www.shotsforschool.org, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov. To hear the sounds of pertussis, visit http://www.sjcphs.org/disease/pertussis.htm.

Education are hosting a New Rule: Tdap Before School awareness event.
Qualifying students will receive Tdap shots, volunteer staff will make phone calls
to students who have yet to be vaccinated, and physicians and school
administrators will be available to answers questions about pertussis (whooping
cough) and the new school rule.

Students receiving vaccination; phone bank with volunteer staff calling
students’ homes who need vaccination before beginning the next school year;
effects of pertussis infections will be shown.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 9 – 10 a.m.

Lincoln High School, Gymnasium
6844 Alexandria Place, Stockton

A new law (AB 354) passed on September 29, 2010 changed California
vaccination requirements for students entering public and private schools of
grades 7-12. All students entering grades 7-12 will need proof of a pertussis
(whooping cough) shot, known as Tdap*, before starting school for the 2011-12
school year. This requirement begins July 1, 2011 and applies to all public and
private schools.

For more information on getting vaccinated against pertussis, parents are urged to call their healthcare
provider, or Public Health Services. For general information on pertussis, visit San Joaquin County
Public Health Services at http://www.sjcphs.org, http://www.shotsforschool.org, or the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov. To hear the sounds of pertussis, visit http://
http://www.sjcphs.org/disease/pertussis.htm.

About the San Joaquin County Office of Education:
San Joaquin County Office of Education provides educational leadership, resources, and services
to support schools throughout the county. With its highly regarded programs, innovative staff, and
community partnerships, SJCOE ensures that every student in San Joaquin County has the opportunity of
a quality education. For more information, visit http://www.sjcoe.org.Education are hosting a New Rule: Tdap Before School awareness event.
Qualifying students will receive Tdap shots, volunteer staff will make phone calls
to students who have yet to be vaccinated, and physicians and school
administrators will be available to answers questions about pertussis (whooping
cough) and the new school rule.

Students receiving vaccination; phone bank with volunteer staff calling
students’ homes who need vaccination before beginning the next school year;
effects of pertussis infections will be shown.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011; 9 – 10 a.m.

Lincoln High School, Gymnasium
6844 Alexandria Place, Stockton

A new law (AB 354) passed on September 29, 2010 changed California
vaccination requirements for students entering public and private schools of
grades 7-12. All students entering grades 7-12 will need proof of a pertussis
(whooping cough) shot, known as Tdap*, before starting school for the 2011-12
school year. This requirement begins July 1, 2011 and applies to all public and
private schools.

For more information on getting vaccinated against pertussis, parents are urged to call their healthcare
provider, or Public Health Services. For general information on pertussis, visit San Joaquin County
Public Health Services at http://www.sjcphs.org, http://www.shotsforschool.org, or the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov. To hear the sounds of pertussis, visit http://
http://www.sjcphs.org/disease/pertussis.htm.

About the San Joaquin County Office of Education:
San Joaquin County Office of Education provides educational leadership, resources, and services
to support schools throughout the county. With its highly regarded programs, innovative staff, and
community partnerships, SJCOE ensures that every student in San Joaquin County has the opportunity of
a quality education. For more information, visit http://www.sjcoe.org.

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