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Pertussis (whooping cough) has been on the rise in California. Immunization is the best way to control the spread of pertussis. Because of the pertussis outbreak, a recent immunization law was passed in California requiring all students entering grades 7 to 12 to show proof that they have received a pertussis booster (Tdap) vaccination.
Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory infection that can be severe. The immunity received from early childhood begins to wear off over time, making older children and adults susceptible to pertussis again. Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group recommends administering the pertussis (Tdap) booster at 11 years old. If your child has not received his or her pertussis (Tdap) booster, or if you are unsure, please call our offices.
Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). View more immunization guidelines.
Detailed information sheets are published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.
We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.
Child products, such as cribs and toys, are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items. View more information at the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents. Visit the AAP Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.
Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when traveling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.
Visit the CDC’s Traveling With Children page for helpful resources on travel, including: