All students entering 7th grade for the 2020 - 2021 school year, and all future school years, will need proof of a Tdap booster. This requirement applies to all public and private schools.
In 2010, California experienced its worst outbreak of pertussis in more than half a century, with more than 9,000 confirmed cases and 10 infant deaths. The new immunization requirement is intended to help reduce the spread of whooping cough among California youth.
It is important to avoid the back-to-school rush and to get your child immunized NOW.
Bring proof of the Tdap booster to your school office ASAP.
For information on the new Tdap requirement, including information on where to get free or low cost vaccines, forms, and FAQs are available at: