Tdap (Whooping Cough) Vaccine School Requirement

All 7th graders and 8th - 12th grade students transferring from another state or country are required to get a whooping cough shot/booster (also known as “Tdap”) before starting the 2012-2013 school year. Parents should contact their health care provider to find out if their child needs the “Tdap” vaccine. If you do not have a regular health care provider, the vaccine is offered at select times at the City of Berkeley’s Public Health Clinic and Berkeley High. Times and details are available below.


WHAT: Tdap Vaccine
WHERE: City of Berkeley Public Health Clinic
                  830 University Avenue in Berkeley
WHEN: Tdap shots available on the following schedule. Drop-in only; No appointments.

For more information about the new requirement, visit this Public Health page, or the California Department of Public Health website at or call Berkeley Public Health at (510) 981-5300.


Do you need help with health care? Do you need care while you are pregnant? Please call Berkeley Public Health at (510) 981-5300. We can help with programs for low and middle income families. (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, CHDP and WIC)