On September 29, 2010, "AB 354", a new law changing California immunization requirements for students entering 7th-12th grades in public and private schools was passed. The law requires:
This coming school year (2011-2012), all students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (called “Tdap”) before starting school.
For the next school year (2012-13) and future school years, all students entering into 7th grade only will need proof of a "Tdap" shot to start school.
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Contact your health care provider to find out if your child needs the "Tdap" booster shot to meet the new requirement. If you do not have a regular provider, the vaccine is offered through the Immunization Program at the City of Berkeley Public Health Clinic.
In addition to providing recommended immunizations for children and selected immunizations for adults, this program offers information about other immunization and vaccination programs available to the community.
For more information call (510) 981-5350 or visit:
City of Berkeley Immunization Program