Ongoing Tdap Requirement for 7th Graders:
7th graders need a whooping cough (pertussis) shot before starting the school year.
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Parents to Vaccinate
Letter from CDE and CDPH.
Do ALL 7th grade students need to meet the pertussis immunization requirement?
Yes. All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot unless they have a documented exemption. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider.