A Tdap booster shot is now required for admission to junior high school for all incoming 7th graders.
To help protect your children and others from the whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to obtain immunizations to prevent the whooping cough.
All students entering 7th grade will need proof of the Tdap booster shot before starting school.
By law, students who do not have proof of receiving a Tdap booster vaccine will not be able to start school until proof is provided to the school. (The tetanus-diptheria booster shot, TD,will not meet the requirement).
Please see the flyer posted in the school office for more information about the Tdap vaccine and this immunization requirement.
We want to make sure your child starts school on time. I urge you to:
1. Review new requirement as outlined in the flyer.
2. Get your child's Tdap shot now.
A large number of students need a Tdap shot between now and the start of school next year. Make an appointment with your child's doctor or clinic for your child to get a Tdap booster shot now. Avoid the back-to-school rush.
3. Save your proof of immunization.
Be sure to keep the written proof of your child's Tdap booster shot in a safe place. Your child will need to provide proof of immunization in order to start school.
Getting the Tdap immunization now will not only help protect your child against the ongoing threat of whooping cough but will also meet the new school requirement.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office, (530) 895-4113 or the Butte County Health Department at 530) 879-3665.
Hearing & Vision screening for all 8th grade students will take place sometime in February.
Scoliosis screening will take place sometime in the spring for all 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys. If you have any questions or prefer not to have your child screened, please call the health office at 895-4113.