San Diego Tdap
California law requires that all students going into seventh grade be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Schools must receive proof of the Tdap booster before the student can attend class in the fall unless they have […]
September 16, 2011 County public health is holding three more pertussis Tdap clinics in the coming weeks for returning middle and high school students who still need to show proof of having received the booster, according to Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). “The County is encouraged by the continuing decrease in […]
September 8, 2011 San Diego County public health officials are encouraged by a decline in new pertussis cases in San Diego County for the third straight week, according to the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). “After persistent outreach efforts to vaccinate the public for whooping cough, the region is beginning to […]
August 24, 2011 County Public Health is holding 11 Tdap vaccination clinics in the coming week for students who need proof of having the vaccine for middle and high school. Whooping cough cases in the region increased to 343 this week, but none of those involved a public exposure, the San Diego […]
August 19, 2011 More than 42,000 7th-12th graders across the county still need to provide proof they have received the pertussis booster shot or get vaccinated against the disease.
In an effort to combat the ongoing pertussis epidemic that has sickened hundreds of children and adults in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering the whooping cough booster shot, or Tdap, at local Northgate markets on weekends in January. The booster shot will be offered Saturdays and […]
A new law requiring middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This requirement will help prevent outbreaks such as the current one that brought the highest number of pertussis cases to California in […]
With high numbers of pertussis cases still being reported, San Diego County may triple the region’s previous record by year’s end, the County’s Health and Human Services Agency reported today. Confirmed whooping cough cases in the region reached a total of 1,046 in the past week. By comparison, the last record year for whooping cough […]
The County’s total number of cases increased to 931 this week, prompting health officials to strongly urge residents to control the spread of pertussis with immunizations, the Health and Human Services Agency stated. School districts reported 21 cases at 17 schools last week where other children were potentially exposed to pertussis, also called whooping cough. […]
In San Diego County, 16 new cases where other children may have been exposed to pertussis were reported this past week, County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) officials said today. The total number of confirmed pertussis cases for this year is 782 including two infant deaths. San Diego County had a total of 143 […]
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