Updated September 27, 2013
In 2010, there were 9,143 cases of pertussis reported throughout California (including 10 infant deaths). This is the highest number of cases reported in 63 years.
For the 2012-2013 school year, and all future school years, all students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap (whopping cough) booster immunization, after their 7th birthday, prior to school in the Fall. This new school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.
To obtain a whooping cough vaccination for your child, please see your regular health care provider.
If your child does not
have health insurance or a primary medical doctor, please click here
for a list of community providers that offer pediatric primary care services, including vaccinations.
To check if your child is eligible for free or low-cost children’s health insurance, please call:
- Children’s Health Initiative: 888.244.5222
- Child Health & Disability Prevention Program: 408.792.5550
- Medi-Cal Eligibility: 408.817.6000
- SCVHHS Valley Connection: 1.888.334.1000
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department does NOT provide Tdap (whooping cough) vaccination to anyone under 18 years old.
Pregnant women should get the whopping cough vaccination from their OB/GYN