ATTENTION PARENTS OF 6th GRADERS:
PERTUSSIS BOOSTER: NO SHOT! NO SCHOOL!
Pertussis Booster Required for 7th Grade – 2017/2018 School Year
All students entering the 7th grade in the 2017/2018 school year must receive a Tdap (Pertussis/ Whooping Cough) booster shot before entering school in August 2017.
Proof of the vaccine must include: Student’s name, date of birth, vaccine name, date vaccine administered and name of the clinic, office, or doctor administering the vaccine.
Families with Private Insurance
You may obtain the Tdap booster from your primary care physician. Kaiser Permanente members can view their student’s Immunization Record on-line to verify if their student has already received the Tdap booster. A print-out of the Kaiser Permanente Immunization Record can be accepted as proof of the Tdap vaccination.
Families without Insurance/Families with Medi-Cal
The W.O.W. Mobile Health Clinic provides immunizations to uninsured and underserved District residents. For more information on the mobile clinic schedule or to schedule an appointment, please call (510) 608-3203 or refer to the following website: http://www.whhs.com/wow/.
Tri-City Health Center also offers immunizations for students who are uninsured or have Medi-Cal. Please contact Tri-City Health Center at (510) 770-8040 to schedule an appointment. Tri-City Health Center is located at 2299 Mowry Avenue, Suite 3B, Fremont, CA 94538.
More detailed information regarding the Pertussis requirement can be found at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/frequently-asked-questions/tdap-parents/. If you have further questions or concerns you may contact the Fremont Unified School District Health Services Coordinator, Cheryl Knight at (510) 657-2350 ext. 12487.
We highly encourage you to have your student receive the TDAP vaccine now and to bring proof to your student’s school office as soon as possible. This will prevent delaying registration and selection of courses for 7th grade.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!