New immunization required for students this fall

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CantonRep.com staff report
Posted Jul 27, 2010 @ 02:51 PM
CANTON —

The Canton City Health Department is reminding parents of children entering seventh grade this fall of a new school requirement for immunizations.

Effective with the 2010-2011 school year and each year thereafter, one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis, adolescent and adult formulation) or Td (tetanus and diphtheria, adult formulation) vaccine will be required prior to entry into the seventh grade. The dose is intended to be administered as a booster dose for students who have completed the required doses of the initial series of DTaP/DT/Td vaccine.

The requirement has been made due to the increase of pertussis, “whooping cough,” cases in the adolescent population. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection marked by a severe hacking cough, followed by a high-pitched intake of breath.

Parents should call their children’s pediatrician or local health department to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.

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