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New law requires secondary school students receive Tdap booster


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Posted Online: April 17, 2013, 10:55 am
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Press release submitted by Lenore Alonso



A new law from the Iowa Department of Public Health for the 2013-2014 school year requires students entering seventh grade to receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine.
"The secondary school vaccine requirement will help Iowa achieve and maintain high vaccination adolescent coverage levels while reducing the number of pertussis cases occurring annually," said IDPH Immunization Program Manager Bethany Kintigh.
Pertussis or whooping cough is caused by Bordetella pertussis and causes epidemics every three-to-five years. In 2012, 1,647 cases of pertussis were reported to IDPH, a 417 percent increase in cases compared to the average of the previous five years. The majority of cases occurred in children 10-14 years of age.
The Scott County Health Department is partnering with local schools to provide FREE Tdap clincs to students in sixth through twelfth grades in the following locations:
School Location Date Time
Bettendorf Middle School, April 24, During School Day
Davenport Middle Schools, April 29-May 3, During School Day
Davenport High School at Health Department April 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Non-Public Non-Public Schools, April 22-26, During School Day
North Scott 6th Grade/Junior High/High School, April 22-26, During School Day
Pleasant Valley Health Department, April 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Parents are asked to return consent forms with their children to the schools, no later than April 19, 2013.
For more information on Pertussis or the Tdap vaccine, visit the Scott County Health Department's Web site at www.scottcountyiowa.com/health.
SCOTT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Administrative Center
600 W. 4th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030
Office: (563) 326-8618 Fax: (563)326-8774
www.scottcountyiowa.com/health



















 



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