Thousands of Students Have Not Gotten Pertussis Vaccine
Thousands of California students could be prohibited from entering classrooms unless they receive a vaccination for whooping cough, or pertussis, by the end of their first month of school. A new state law requires the inoculation for students in middle school and high school. In an effort to boost compliance rates, school district officials have organized no-cost mobile vaccine clinics, distributed reminder postcards and launched an automated phone call campaign.
- "Students Face Deadline for Whooping Cough Booster" (Gibbons, Fresno Bee, 8/8).