Whooping cough (Pertussis) has been widespread in California. The California Department of Public Health requires that all Californians 10 years and older receive a booster shot against Pertussis also known as “Tdap”. If your child, 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 the school requirement and California law (Assembly Bill 354), which requires students to be immunized against pertussis2.
If you have any questions, please contact the school secretary, Kathy Gonzalez at (562) 868-2678.