Updated July 28, 2014
California is experiencing an epidemic of pertussis. As of July 8, a total of 5,393 cases have been reported statewide for 2014. These include 156 patients who have been hospitalized and 1 patient who died.
All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap (whooping cough) booster immunization, after their 7th birthday, prior to school in the Fall. This 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 view our list of Immunization Services in Santa Clara County below, which offers 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
- Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Valley Connection: 1 (888) 334-1000
NOTE: The Santa Clara County Public Health Department does NOT provide Tdap (whooping cough) vaccination to anyone under 18 years old.