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New Clinic for West County Students to Receive Mandated Whooping Cough Booster


Thursday, June 30, 2011



Archived. This is an older press release from 2011 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What:

Contra Costa Health Services has announced an additional clinic site offering free whooping cough vaccine. The clinic will take place every Wednesday at San Pablo City Hall. It is one of five Public Health Community Clinics in Contra Costa helping students comply with a new state law that requires all incoming seventh- through 12th-grade students to show proof they have received a whooping cough booster—called Tdap—before starting the 2011 school year.

Who:

Clinics are open to students 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. Tdap vaccine is also offered at some pharmacies.

When:

San Pablo
San Pablo City Hall
13831 San Pablo Avenue
3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Madeira Room, Bldg. 4, Upstairs
through August

Antioch
Somersville Towne Center
2556 Somersville Road
3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays
through August

Concord
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road & Grant St.
4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays
through August

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

Brentwood
Liberty Adult Education Center
929 Second St.
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays
July 11 & 25; Aug. 8 & 22

Why:

An estimated 100,000 students in Contra Costa are affected by the new school requirement. Health officials urge vaccination now to avoid a late summer rush.

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

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Press Contact
  • Paul Leung
  • 925-313-6705