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.
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。