Attention Parents and Guardians:
This message is from Hemet Unified School District.
For the 2016-17 school year, state law requires that all 7th grade students have the Tdap immunization. Students who have not received this booster immunization prior to the beginning of the school year will not be allowed to start school. Tdap is the immunization that protects against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.
In addition, 8th - 12th graders must have proof of the Tdap booster.
Question: Are students transferring into the 8th through 12th grades (from either out of state or within California) subject to the Tdap booster requirement?
Question: I have discovered that a student in 8th through 12th grade at my school has not yet met the Tdap requirement but was mistakenly thought to have done so. What should I do?
Answer: Notify the parents or guardians that the student is required to meet the Tdap requirement and, after 10 school days from the notification, will be excluded until the requirement is met. (17 CCR 6040).
We encourage you to contact your child's doctor now to schedule an immunization appointment. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is widespread throughout California. This Tdap vaccine can help keep your child and family protected.
For more information about the law and where to get shots, please visit the Hemet Unified School District website or contact your child's school nurse or health technician.
You may also visit the Shots for School web site for additional information.
Tdap Hotline # is 765-5100 ext. 4180