Tdap vaccines required for students

DOWNEY - Students entering 6th-11th grades for the 2011-12 school year are required to have a current Tdap immunization on record, according to new requirements announced by the Downey Unified School District on Monday.The Tdap vaccine guards against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. Free vaccinations will be administered to children ages 4-18 on Dec. 8 from 3-7 p.m. in the Alameda Elementary School cafeteria. In addition to Tdap, vaccines will also be available for chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, DTP, MMR, polio, meningococcal, HPV and tuberculosis. Tdap and flu vaccines are available in limited quantities. Parents should enter the flu clinic from the parking lot off Patton Road. For more information, call Alameda Elementary at (562) 469-6589.

********** Published: November 25, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 32