Immunization Law


2011 Pertussis ( Whooping Cough ) Immunization

New Requirements for Students



Whooping cough (Pertussis) has been widespread in California during 2010. If your child 10 years and older has not yet received the ‘Tdap’ pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or health department. Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement that begins in the 2011-12 school year (California law – Assembly Bill 354). The California Department of Public Health has been recommending that all Californians 10 years and older receive a booster shot against pertussis (also known as “Tdap”). But now, Assembly Bill 354, chaptered into California law, requires students to be immunized against pertussis:


All students entering 7th through 12th grades

Will require proof of a Tdap booster shot

Before starting school

For the 2011-12 school year


This requirement:


  • Begins July 1, 2011.
  • Can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday.
  • Applies to all public and private schools.
  • Does not affect students enrolled in summer school.
  • Parent must provide proof of immunization to the school by required timelines.



NOTE: Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering the 7th grade

           will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.


Adults are also advised to get a pertussis booster shot, if they haven’t already, to

protect themselves, their families, and their students.


Questions: Lake County Public Health 263-1090     Susan Salmina School Nurse 994-6137


Alerta Temprana a Padres

2011 Pertusis (Tos Ferina) Requisitos de Vacunación para Estudiantes


La tos ferina (pertusis) ha sido extendida en California durante el ano 2010. Si su hijo/a tiene 10 anos o más y no ha recibido la vacuna ‘Tdap’ la vacuna de tensión pertusis, por favor contacte su doctor o departamento de salud. Recibiendo la vacuna de tensión ahora protegerá a su hijo/a en contra de la amenaza continua de pertusis y cumplirá con un nuevo requisito escolar el cual comienza el ano 2011-2012 (La ley de California- enmienda de Asamblea 354). El Departamento de California de Salud Publica recomienda que todos los californianos de 10 anos o más reciban la vacuna de tensión en contra de pertusis (también conocida como “Tdap”). Además, la enmienda de Asamblea 354, ahora capitulado en la ley de California, requiere que los estudiantes sean vacunados en contra de pertusis:


Solo para el ano escolar 2011-12, todos los estudiantes que entraran al grado 7 hasta el 12 necesitaran prueba de la vacuna Tdap antes de comenzar la escuela.


Este requisito:


  • Comienza el 1 de Julio, 2011.
  • Puede ser cumplida recibiendo una dosis de la vacuna Tdap cuando cumpla 10 anos o después de cumplirlos.
  • Aplica a todas las escuelas públicas y particulares.
  • No afecta a estudiantes inscritos en la escuela de verano
  • Los padres deben de proveer prueba de vacunación a la escuela requerida por el tiempo conveniente.


Comenzando el 1 de Julio, 2012, y mas haya. Todos los estudiantes que vayan a comenzar el grado 7 necesitaran prueba de la vacuna Tdap antes de comenzar la escuela.


Se les avisa también a los adultos que reciban la vacuna de tensión pertusis, si no la han recibido a un, para protegerse así mismos, sus familias, y sus estudiantes.



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