Tag: Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough Vaccine Deadline Pushed Back To August 30th

Bear, Ca, August 1, 2011, 5:00pm – New state law requires students to be immunized against the whooping cough.   All students entering grades 7-12 must provide proof of having a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough).  This was originally set to be put into effect the first of this school year, and has been moved back to August 30th.  It is estimated that more than 1 million California students may not yet have received the booster vaccine, also leaving them vulnerable to this potentially deadly disease.   According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 9,000 cases of whooping cough were reported in 2010, including 10 infant deaths. The number of cases was the most since 1947. So far this year, San Bernardino County has reported 56 confirmed cases of the whooping cough. The majority of cases in 2010 and other years occurred between May and November.  M The Department of Public Health Clinics has scheduled walk-in clinics on Saturday August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th and will distribute the Tdap booster shot to teens 12-18 years old.  The shots will be distributed on a first come basis while supplies last.  The HPV, Hepatitis A, Varicella and meningococcal vaccines will also be available. The cost for each shot is $10 based on the ability to pay.  For the three different locations addresses visit our website at...

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Now Required For 7th-12th Grade Students

Big Bear, CA, March 10, 2011, noon – Beginning July 1, 2011, all students entering grades 7-12 must provide proof of having immunization against Whooping Cough (‘Tdap’) before starting school. This new school requirement applies to all public and private schools. Parents are being urged not to wait for the new fall school year, since there will be no grace period.  Under the new law, students will not be allowed to start school without proof of vaccination. If a child does not have health insurance, or is only partially insured, your child’s doctor or your local health department can provide information about the Vaccines for Children Program which provides free or low-cost vaccines. For more information, please visit www.ShotsforSchool.org.  Adults who are caregivers, new parents, and healthcare workers should also get the Whooping Cough vaccine. You must call 1-800-722-4777 to make an appointment. You can get the vaccine locally through San Bernardino County Public Health at the corner of Summit Boulevard and Big Bear Boulevard on Fridays. The cost is $10.00. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30511.mp3|titles=School...

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