Going back to school for some of our children also means new physicals and immunizations. The California Immunization Coalition wants to remind all the parents in California to make sure to get your kids vaccinated before the new school year.
“August is back-to-school season, and amid the rush to purchase new clothes, lunch boxes and school supplies, parents should also be sure to get their school-age children vaccinated,” said California Immunization Coalition Executive Director Catherine Martin. “Informed parents make the best decisions about how to protect their children. We encourage all parents to visit their your family physician and continue begin the important conversation about vaccines and about how to best keep Californian children healthy.”
A new law in California states that any child entering school 7-12 must have the vaccinations for pertussis, Whooping Cough, a booster for tetanus, reduced diphtheria and acellular pertussis. This new requirement went into affect in July for all public and private school systems.
A new California law requires students entering or advancing to grades seven through twelve in the 2011–12 school year to show proof of immunization with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). The new requirement went into effect July 1, 2011, and affects all students—current, new, and transfers—in public and private schools.
I know there had been some concerns over the years with immunizations and children, especially since the scandal regarding the link to Autism, so I wanted to share with you a Q&A with the CIC to help answer some of those concerns. Please read through them and be informed.
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About the CIC – The California Immunization Coalition (CIC) is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization protection to promote health and prevent serious illness across the life span. For more information about CIC, please visit www.ImmunizeCA.org