As the school year is about to start the Pasadena Unified School District is offering free immunizations to students on Monday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. After that, immunizations will also be available for students every Monday starting August 27 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PUSD clinic.
The PUSD Health Clinic is located at 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Room 130, Pasadena.
Students who are entering grade seven in California schools—both public and private—are required by state law to be vaccinated against whooping cough.
Also referred to as pertussis, whooping cough requires a vaccine booster known as a Tdap, which stands for Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis.
Is your child up to date on vaccines? Are you in favor of mandatory vaccines?