|By Susan Abram, Daily News, Los Angeles|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
A state law requires all students prove they have been vaccinated with the Tdap booster shot before entering the seventh grade unless they are excluded under the state's personal belief exemption. School starts on
At least 50
A total of 84 cases of the infectious diseases have been reported throughout the district since March. That's triple the number of cases in a normal year,
The rise in rates of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a reflection of an overall increase statewide. Increases in whooping cough occur every three to five years because the vaccine's ability to keep a child immune wanes over time, which is why booster shots are recommended every 10 years. Within the LAUSD, about 84 percent of all students have proven they have had their boosters, but at least 8,000 remain, Apodaca said.
Free immunizations will be available only to eligible children, which include those who receive
Those students must have a completed LAUSD immunization consent form and their current immunization record to receive the whooping cough booster, officials said. Children also must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and immunization records must be brought for each child.
District clinics will offer the vaccine at the following places. All clinics are closed from
The law requires students without proof of receiving the whooping cough (Tdap or pertussis) vaccination to be "excluded" from classes. The immunization has been mandated by the state of
For more general information, go to: http://pertussis.lausd.net/.
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