All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”).
This school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.
Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis.
Please check with your Primary Care Provider to schedule your child’s Tdap Booster shot. Please bring the proof of immunization to your child’s school office.
Shasta County Public Health Main Office is located at 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding. Phone 530-225-5591
Monday & Wednesday 8 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Friday 8 – 11 a.m. only
Thursday 4 – 6 p.m. only