FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --Back to school season is here and to help kids get ready for the new year the Fresno Unified School District is offering immunization clinics. This year, a new law requires all public school children to be vaccinated despite parents' personal beliefs or religious objections.
All students entering kindergarten are required to have their Tdap vaccine. Also, all students entering 7th grade must show proof of current vaccination against whooping cough.
"We do it for a couple of reasons. One-- it's mandated. It's a California law. Two-- it keeps the kids healthy and keeps em in school. Otherwise, there can be some very serious consequences if they get these diseases," said Cheryl Martinez, FUSD Nurse Practitioner.
Fresno Unified's vaccination clinic runs for the next two weeks. The clinics will be held at the Adult Transition Program (ATP) at 3132 E. Fairmont Avenue (93726).
- No appointment necessary
- Free for Medi-Cal, uninsured or income eligible
- Tdap vaccine is free for all Fresno Unified students
- Parent/legal guardian must accompany student & bring current Immunization Record
- Must bring current Medi-Cal card if your child has Medi-Cal insurance.
Dates and times:
ATP Aug. 8 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATP Aug. 9 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATP Aug. 10 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATP Aug. 11 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATP Aug. 12 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATP Aug. 15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ATP Aug. 16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ATP Aug. 17 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATP Aug. 18 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATP Aug. 19 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.