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Students without Tdap vaccinations will no longer be turned away from first day of school | 未施打百日咳疫苗的學生可以返校

Photo from California Department of Education website 未施打百日咳疫苗的學生可以返校

Middle and high school students have been granted a 30-day reprieve from mandatory vaccinations and will be allowed to return to school in the fall even if they have not been vaccinated for pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough. But they will need to have the vaccination within the first month of school.

The California Department of Education announced this week that school districts have an additional 30 days in order to verify that students have been vaccinated against whooping cough, also known as pertussis.

“We don’t want to see students lose precious learning time or be turned away from classes at the start of school,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement.

A new state law that went into effect July 1 makes pertussis booster shots, called Tdap, mandatory for 7th to 12th grade students in the 2011-2012 school year. In subsequent years beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, incoming 7th graders will be required to get booster shots.

In Alhambra, the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Free Clinic (100. S Garfield Avenue) provides no cost or low cost immunization. Call (626) 281-3383 for more information. California state law allows for the exemption from "mandatory" vaccines for certain medical reasons and personal beliefs. 

For more information visit the CDE site.



“我們不想看到學生失去寶貴的學習時間或是開學時被拒絕返校。”州教育廳長Tom Torlakson在一份聲明中表示。


在阿罕布拉市,佛教慈濟義診中心(100. S Garfield Avenue) 提供免費或低價的疫苗。欲了解更多信息請撥打 (626) 281-3383 。此外,加州法律因爲某些醫療原因和個人信仰,豁免部分人士不必施打“強制”疫苗,欲了解更多信息,請訪問CDE的網站。

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  1. Every parent is entitled to take the personal beliefs exemption. Simply sign the boxed area on the back of the form linked below and your child is in school unconditionally. If the school denies admission, they are in violation of state law and the administrators can be held accountable.


    In 2010, California had 10 infant deaths from pertussis out of over half a million births. There were no deaths to children over one, teens, or adults. California has 10 million residents under 18. Ten deaths in ten million minors, the math isn’t hard, it’s one in a million. So why does every teen need to get this shot? Short answer, they don’t. There have been ZERO deaths in 2011. None. Yet we are forcing millions of teens to get this shot?

    The Tdap vaccine they are giving our kids has a high rate of serious adverse reactions. In clinical trials, 1.5% of recipients experienced serious adverse events (that’s 1 out of every 67). The package insert list the following reported adverse events:

    “Large injection site reactions, extensive limb swelling from the injection site beyond one or both joints. Injection site bruising, sterile abscess, Paraesthesia, hypoesthesia, Guillain-Barré syndrome, facial palsy, convulsion, syncope, myelitis, Anaphylactic reaction, hypersensitivity reaction (angioedema, edema, rash, hypotension), Pruritus, urticaria, Myositis, muscle spasm, Myocarditis”

    The vaccine also has a low efficacy rate of 77.9%, in other words it fails nearly a quarter of the time. Even worse, they don’t understand how it works. Check for yourself, the package insert goes on to say: “The mechanism of protection from B pertussis disease (whooping cough) is not well understood.”


    Parents – This choice is your and yours alone, please do your own research. The personal beliefs exemption is clearly spelled out in state law; your child does not need this shot to attend school.