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Tdap Vaccinations for Children (Whooping Cough)

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.
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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.

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976 Lenzen Avenue, Suite 1100
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 792-5200

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