There are new 2011 pertussis (or whooping cough) immunization requirements for students for the 2011-12 school year only. All students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school in the fall.
The requirement goes into effect July 1 for all students attending public or private schools. It does not, however, affect those enrolled in summer school. It can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the child’s 10th birthday.