Health

Be Sure To Keep Up With All Your Teen's Immunizations!

No Shots - No School - New Rule for students in grades 7ththrough 12th grade

Please bring your updated vaccines to the Attendance Office Immediately!  Assembly Bill 354 requires current TDAP to stay in our school.

Since the early 1990s, the number of reported pertussis cases in adolescents (10-19 years of age) has increased nearly 11-fold. Unfortunately, these adolescents may spread the disease to infants and young children who are not fully immunized and are at far greater risk of complications or dying from the disease.

Adolescents are often the ones who transmit pertussis to other family members. In a CDC study to find out how infants get pertussis, researchers interviewed 616 families that included an infant with a reported case of pertussis. They were looking for the source of pertussis, meaning a person with a cough who had been in contact with the sick infant 7 to 20 days before the infant’s cough started. For more than half of the infant cases, the source was not found, but the likely source was found for 264 infants. A sibling was the source in 52 of these infant cases—27% of these siblings were 10-19 years of age.

We need your help in keeping our vaccine records current. Please bring in the updated vaccine record from your health care provider. If you have questions about any vaccine-preventable disease, talk to your health-care provider.

Please go to our district web site and look up DTAP--pertussis or whooping cough for more information. If you have any questions regarding this vaccine or any health concern contact our credentialed school nurse, Janet Noble at 723-3100.