New vaccine required for incoming seventh-graders
Aug 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM
While you're shopping for school supplies, add a shot in the arm to the list of items your seventh-grader needs before classes start.
Incoming seventh-graders must now receive a booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis because of concerns about pertussis, or whooping cough, health officials said.
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection easily spread by coughing and sneezing.
Read the full story in Sunday's Register.