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Tdap Immunization Required


All sixth graders are required to have their Tdap booster shot before starting 7th grade.
For the 2018-19 school year,  CA State law requires that all incoming 7th-12th graders get a whooping cough booster shot, called Tdap, before entering school. Students who have not received this booster shot prior to the beginning of the school year will not be allowed to start school.  Please bring in the proof of immunization as soon as possible so there are no delays for student to start school next year.

During the School Year
There are four ways to send your student's immunization record to school so it is received before June 13:
1. With your student to the Health Office
2. FAX: 858-271-5203
3. EMAIL: mferrell@sandi.net
4. MAIL: Marica Ferrell, Challenger Middle School, 10810 Parkdale Ave, San Diego, CA 92126

During Summer

Between 6/13/18-08/17/2018, scan the immunization record or take a photo of it with your smart phone and email the documentation to Immunizations@sandi.net

Before School Starts

After 08/17/2018, you MUST submit the documentation to your school nurse.
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.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is widespread throughout California and can peak during the summer time.  This vaccine can help keep your child and family protected.
For more information about the law, information about the shot, and where to get shots, please read the flyers listed below or visit http://www.sdiz.org/ or http://shotsforschool.org/parentinfo.html, or call 211.

You may also contact Challenger's school nurse, Marica Ferrell at mferrell@sandi.net or 858-586-7001, ext. 2225 on Mondays and Wednesdays during school hours.