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Tdap Immunization Required


For the 2019-20 school year, CA State law requires that all incoming 7th-12th graders get a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap, before entering school. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is widespread throughout California.  This vaccine can help keep your child and family protected.  Students who have not received this booster shot prior to the beginning of the school year will not be allowed to start school.  We encourage you to contact your child’s doctor now to schedule an immunization appointment.  Some children may qualify for free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program.  After your child receives this vaccine, bring documentation of this Tdap booster to your school nurse.

A letter notifying parents or students with missing immunization shots will be sent home soon.  Please bring in the proof of immunization as soon as possible so there are no delays for student to start school next year.

There are four ways to send your student's immunization record to school:
1. With your student to the Health Office
2. FAX: 858-271-5203
3. EMAIL: jboton@sandi.net
4. MAIL: Joy Boton, Challenger Middle School, 10810 Parkdale Ave, San Diego, CA 92126

If you have any questions, you may contact Challenger's school nurse, Joy Boton at jboton@sandi.net or 858-586-7001, ext. 2225 on Mondays-Thursdays during school hours.

San Diego County Immunization Health Clinics

SDUSD Immunization Requirements

CDC Tdap Information