There is a new California law requiring students to get a booster shot of pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis is a disease that causes a very bad cough that often lasts for months.
For the 2011-2012 school year, every student entering grades 7 through 12 must provide proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school. The Tdap shot must be given on or after age 7 to meet this requirement.
For Hopkins, students must provide proof of a valid dose ON MAZE DAY in order to receive their class schedule