Well, as if the State of California hasn’t meddled enough into our private lives, the State has enacted new immunization requirements that will affect ALL students. Yep, even you Middle and High school students at Nevada Union.
Here’s the Official Notice from Nevada Union High School.
The State of California is requiring all high school students to submit proof of having received the pertussis booster (Tdap) vaccine prior to the start of the 2011-2012 school year. This new immunization mandate has been instituted due to the current pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in California. This vaccine is usually given at age 10 years or older. Please provide proof of vaccination to the nurse’s office at your student’s high school before April 1, 2011. YOUR STUDENT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START SCHOOL WITHOUT MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT!
We are now able to provide the Pertussis booster (Tdap) vaccine to qualifying students at school, during school hours. Please pick-up the information and consent form from the health office or download the information and consent forms below. If after reading the information, you believe your student will qualify to receive this vaccine, then please complete the questionnaire, sign and return the forms to the school health office and your student will be called from class and the vaccine will be administered to them. We cannot administer this vaccine to your student without the signed consent forms. There is a limited supply so if you are able to get this vaccine at your physician’s office please do so ASAP.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important Public Health matter.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the health office at your student’s school
Okay, so now you know. And like GI Joe said, “Knowing is half the battle”. You just have to add this to the long list of things to do before you get ready to head back to school this fall. Good luck Nevada Union students!