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7th - 12th graders need a booster shot of Tdap before September
Other required immunizations will be available
Cost is $10 and $3 for additional shots
Drop by one of these locations with your yellow shot record
West Sacramento Public Health Dept.
500 B Jefferson Blvd., Suite 180
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Woodland Public Health Dept.
137 N. Cottonwood St.1400
Woodland, CA 95695
Don’t wait till the last minute, get the shot now!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
A new law requires all students entering grades 7th to 12th to have a Tdap booster.. This shot protects your child against whooping cough (Pertussis), which is now an epidemic in California.
Pertussis is a very contagious disease that can last for weeks or months. The protection they received from the shots they got earlier or from having had pertussis before wears off, so they can get it again. One dose of Tdap vaccine will protect them, their friends and family members, and the community.
If your child has already received the Tdap booster after their 7th birthday, please bring the record to the school office. Our current records may not have this recorded as it is a new shot requirement.
If your child has not received the Tdap booster, please contact your health care provider or clinic to receive the shot as soon as possible. After receiving the shot, please bring the record to the school office.
All immunization records must be signed or stamped by a licensed health care provider or clinic.
If you have any questions, you may contact your school nurse.
Thanks, Washington Unified School District Nurses
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What is Tdap?
- Tdap is a booster vaccine for older children, adolescents, and adults. It safely protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and ...more