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  • Pertussis

    Pertussis or Whooping Cough Pertussis (or whooping cough) is a bacterial disease which in the year 2010 had an epidemic in California.  Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease. The bacterium that causes pertussis is spread when individuals are in close contact to an infected person who coughs or sneezes.  The early signs of disease are hard to distinguish from a common cold. The symptoms often worsen over several weeks and consist of severe coughing attacks and associated breathing problems. 
    Pertussis is most dangerous to newborn infants.  In an effort to prevent the spread of pertussis, there are certain steps schools and families can take that can be found in the following websites: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Shots for Schools.


    Where can my child go to get the Pertussis vaccine (Tdap)?

    ¿A dónde podría llevar a mi hijo/a para conseguir la vacuna Tdap para la tos ferina?

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    What can I do if my child already had their vaccination yet I still get phone calls from the school?

    If your child has already been vaccinated and the record sent to their school, please allow the school personnel some time to update the electronic system. In the meantime, please disregard reminding phone calls or messages about getting your child the Pertussis Vaccination.

    ¿Qué podría hacer si mi hijo/a ya ha recibido la vacuna y sigo recibiendo llamadas telefónicas de la escuela?

    Si su hijo/a ya ha recibido la vacuna y usted ya ha mandado la verificacíon médica a la escuela, agradecemos su paciencia  mientras el personal escolar entra los datos en el sistema de información estudiantil.  Mientras tanto, por favor desatienda los mensajes que usted recibe acerca de la vacuna de la tos ferina si usted ya ha mandado la verificación.



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    121 N. Beaudry Ave.,
    Los Angeles, CA 90012 
    P: (213) 202-7580
    F: (213) 580-6557
    E: DistrictNursing@lausd.net

    Sosse Bedrossian, MSN, MA, RN, FNP-C


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