Teens and Preteens can get FREE Immunization
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Taylion Virtual Academy will host a Tdap immunization clinic for all youth entering grades 7-12, on Wednesday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to at least 12 noon, at the San Bernardino campus, 1184. W Second St., Ste 103, San Bernardino.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and Fox Occupational Medical Center of San Bernardino are providing the immunizations at no charge.
“We care about the physical well-being of all students in the Inland Empire,” said Taylion Virtual Academy Executive Director Will Griffin.
The Tdap vaccine provides immunity against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), reports the Center for Disease Control. Children typically are vaccinated for these diseases sometime between infancy and kindergarten, but by their middle and high school years, this immunity has faded.
Due to an outbreak of pertussis in 2009 and 2010, a new California law requires all students entering grade 7-12 to have the pertussis vaccine before they start their 2011-2012 school year. The California Department of Public Health recommends all children receive the Tdap vaccine on or after their 10th birthday.
Taylion Virtual Academy offers independent study, home schooling and online education, with all students working at their own pace. For many students, the free public charter school is an opportunity to either catch up and graduate with classmates, or to graduate early from Taylion and move onto college or full-time employment before others their age.
For more information, or a free campus tour, call Taylion Virtual Academy at (909) 889-5152 or go to www.taylion.com .