School District Offering Whooping Cough Booster Shots

Eligible students can qualify for free shots, required for seventh-graders as state battles epidemic of the bacterial disease

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    As California’s whooping cough epidemic continues, Los Angeles Unified School District is offering free booster shots for eligible students at a series of upcoming clinics.

    All students entering seventh grade are required by state law to have proof of having had the pertussis booster shot.

    In California, 5,393 cases were reported through July 8, according to a report from the California Department of Public Health. Pertussis - or whooping cough - is a highly contagious disease spread by coughing.

    The clinics are:

    • July 28-31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-8, at Zelzah Clinic, North Area Nursing Office, 6505 Zelzah Ave., Reseda, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 28-31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4- 8, at Telfair PTA Clinic, 10911 Telfair Ave., Pacoima, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 28-31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4- 8, at Columbus Clinic, 22250 Elkwood St., Canoga Park, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Aug. 4 - 8, at Murchison Clinic, 1501 Murchison St., Los Angeles, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 29 and 31, Aug. 5 and Aug. 7 at Central PTA Clinic, 1000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Aug 4- 8 at Holmes Clinic, 5108 Holmes Ave., Los Angeles, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 28-31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4- 8, Roosevelt High School, 456 S. Matthews Street, Los Angeles, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 30, Aug. 1, Aug. 4, Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 at San Miguel Health Clinic, 9801 San Miguel Ave., South Gate, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Aug. 4-8, at Plasencia Elementary School, (Student Guidance Assessment Center), 1321 Cortez St., Los Angeles, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • July 28-31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4- 8, at Edison Middle School, 6500 Hooper Ave., Los Angeles from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Eligible students include those on Medi-Cal, who are of Native American descent and the uninsured.

    Additional low cost immunization clinics are available from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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