The Los Angeles County Immunization Program has created a Pertussis Booster Toolkit to assist schools with the implementation of the new immunization school law, Assembly Bill 354.
This new immunization law went into effect on July 1, 2011. It requires all students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 to receive a pertussis booster vaccine before they can enter school in the 2011 – 2012 school year. The required vaccine is called Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis). After this school year, the pertussis booster will only be required for students entering the 7th grade.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Immunization Program urges schools to inform parents and students of the new law as soon as possible. We have prepared a Pertussis Booster Toolkit for Schools which contains information about the new law and a number of resources to assist schools as they implement the requirement.
The Pertussis Booster Toolkit for Schools contains