Free Vaccinations & Sports Physicals for Fresno Unified Students | Events
Fresno, Calif., July 12, 2011 – A $15,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Fresno will provide free Tdap vaccinations and sports physicals for Fresno Unified students at three upcoming clinics. The first is this Saturday, July 16th at Hoover High School.
With the start of the 2011-12 school year, a new state law requires students entering seventh through 12th grade provide proof of receiving the Tdap (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis) vaccine for pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
Kaiser Permanente physicians will volunteer at the clinics.
“Kaiser Permanente believes this is an important service to provide to the community,” said Kaiser Permanente’s Chief of Dermatology Ken Ellzey, MD, one of the physician volunteers. “Students are required to have this important vaccination before they start school and we want to make sure they have access to the medical care and sports physicals they need to remain healthy and active.”
Similar clinics will be held on:
- Saturday, July 16 at Hoover High School, 5550 N. First Street, 9 a.m to noon, in rooms 112 -115
- Saturday, July 30th at Sunnyside High School, 1019 S. Peach Avenue, in the North Hall rooms 119-122
- Saturday, August 6th at Hoover High School 5550 N. First Street in rooms 112-115.
Parents must accompany students who need the Tdap vaccination and bring a copy of the student’s shot record. Parents do not need to be present for the sports physicals, but they must fill out and sign the student’s sports physical form.