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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:07 am, Tue Jun 21, 2011.

Beginning July 1 and beyond, all students entering the seventh grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school, under new immunization requirements for students entering school in the fall.

All students entering seventh through 12th grades will need proof of the booster, an immunization against pertussis (or whooping cough). The requirement is for all students attending public or private schools. It does not, however, affect those enrolled in summer school.

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  • Ron Lopp posted at 1:28 pm on Fri, Jun 24, 2011.

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    Last year more than 9,000 pertussis cases were reported in California, the most cases reported in 63 years. Disease activity remains high in 2011 with more than 1,100 whooping cough cases reported to public health officials.

    The California Medical Association (CMA) and CMA Foundation have produced TV public service spots, in English and Spanish, to educate parents and their adolescent children about the new requirement to be vaccinated for pertussis before starting 7th through 12th grades. The TV spots can be viewed by going to http://cal.md/psa-tdap. Ron Lopp, CMA, rlopp@cmanet.org



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