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Tdap Requirements for 2012-2013

Whooping cough (pertussus) was widespread in California during 2010. The California Department of Public Health recommends that all Californians 10 years and older receive the whooping cough booster shot (also known as "Tdap"). Last year a law was passed that required 7th to 12th grade students to receive a Tdap booster vaccination upon entering the school year 2011-2012.

For this school year 2012-13 and for all future years, all incoming 7th grade students will need proof of a Tdap booster before starting school to meet state law. This requirement:
  • Can be met by having received one dose of Tdap vaccine at the age of 10 or older.
  • Applies to all public and private schools.
  • Does not affect students enrolled in summer school.
  • Will allow exemptions for verified medical conditions or personal beliefs.
 
Information about school entry requirements and many other materials are also posted on www.ShotsforSchool.org. For more infomation please contact us at 392-0293.

Crystal Hernandez LVN

Merced County Health Department Information

New Times for Los Banos Merced County Clinic located at 415 F. St. in Los Banos

(209) 710-6085

Monday 8:00am to 11:00am TB skin Test

Wednesday 10:00am to 6:00pm (closed 12 to 1)

Immunizations

Routine Childhood and Adult Vaccinations
Travel and Immigration Vaccinations
Flu Vaccinations (nasal mist and injection)

Family Planning/STD Services (by appointment)
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Flu Season
2011-12 Flu Information
It’s not too late to vaccinate – Get your flu vaccine today!

General Flu Information for the 2011-12 Flu Season

The 2011-12 Influenza (Flu) season is now upon us and for this year, flu vaccinations are being recommended for anyone over the age of six (6) months old. Getting vaccinated, whether by nasal spray or by injection (shot), is still the best protection against the flu.

Here are some very effective ways to help protect against getting infected with flu and from getting severe illness if you become infected with the flu.
  • Get vaccinated with this year’s flu vaccine;
  • Frequent hand-washing or use of alcohol-based hand cleaners;
  • Avoid close contact with sick people, especially people with influenza;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs spread this way.
 
Some very effective ways to help protect others and to slow the spread of flu virus and other respiratory germs, include:
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough, and throw used tissues away immediately, into a waste basket or trash can;
  • If you are ill, stay home from work, school, or public places.
 
Where Can You Get the Flu Vaccine?

This season, flu vaccine is being recommended for everyone six months and older.

Contact your regular doctor, or if you do not have ready access to a doctor or clinic to get immunizations, the Merced County Department of Public Health will offer flu vaccine during our regular immunization clinics through the month of March 2012.

In Merced, immunization clinics are held on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Public Health main building, located at 260 E. 15th Street.

In Los Banos, immunization clinics are held on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to noon, and from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Public Health clinic located at 415 F. Street.

The Health Team is:

Health Technicians:

Dos Palos Elementary: Diane Worrell

Marks Elemenatry: Marisela Camarena

Bryant Junior High: Josie Martinez

Dos Palos High School Melissa Munoz

Health Clerk:

Diane Worrell

LVN

Cyrstal Hernandez