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An ounce of prevention

State mandates Tdap immunization for children entering seventh grade

March 21, 2013
Anne Blankenship (editor@freemanjournal.net) , The Daily Freeman Journal

Beginning in the fall of this year, all children entering seventh grade will be required to take an immunization to protect them from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. The immunization, known as a Tdap vaccine, is part of a statewide mandate to protect against particularly against pertussis, also known as whooping cough, according to public health officials.

 
 

 

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