New mandate for 'Tdap' vaccine

DOWNEY - New immunization requirements mandate that students currently in 6th through 11th grade have the "Tdap" immunization on record before attending school next year.Tdap vaccines will be available May 18 from 3-6 p.m. in the Alameda Elementary School cafeteria. Immunizations are free but children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Immunizations will also be available for chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, DTP, MMR, polio, meningococcal, HPV, tuberculosis and the flu. Children must be at least 4 years old to receive a vaccine. Alameda Elementary is at 8613 Alameda Street, west of Lakewood Boulevard.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4