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Contra Costa to Offer Free Tdap Vaccine to help Students meet New School Requirement


Tuesday, May 24, 2011



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What:

Contra Costa Health Services will offer free Tdap (whooping cough booster) vaccine throughout Contra Costa starting Thursday to help teens and preteens meet a new school immunization requirement.

A new California law requires all students in private and public schools entering seventh through 12th grade show proof they've received a Tdap vaccine before beginning classes. Free meningococcal and seasonal flu vaccines will also be available for teens and preteens.

Who:

The clinics are open to students ages 10 through 18 years old on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students with health coverage are encouraged to go to their regular health care provider.

When & Where:

Somersville Towne Center, Antioch
2556 Somersville Road
Inside, adjacent to Center Court II
Thursdays - 3 to 7 p.m.
May through August

Todos los Santos Plaza, Concord
Willow Pass Road & Grant St.
Booth at the Farmer's Market
Thursdays - 4 to 8 p.m.
May through August

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Oakley
971 O'Hara Ave.
Mondays- June 6 & 20; July 18; Aug. 1, 15 & 29
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Liberty Adult Education Center, Brentwood
929 2nd St.
Mondays- June 13 & 27; July 11 & 25, Aug. 8 & 22
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

A West County location will be announced online at www.cchealth.org

Why:

Whooping cough is a serious respiratory disease that can cause death among infants. To date there have been 81 reported cases in Contra Costa and 1,102 in California as of May 16.

For more information about whooping cough in Contra Costa, visit www.cchealth.org or call Contra Costa Health Services at 925-313-6767.

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