School is starting soon, here is a reminder of where to find information on required pertussis booster shots:
Even with the 30-day grace period for having proof of a whooping cough vaccination to start school this fall, all seventh through 12th graders will eventually need them — and soon.
See the following list for times and locations and go to http://bit.ly/nZ23nc at the Sonoma County Department of Public Health for more information.
The Sonoma County Public Health Department will hold two free whooping cough vaccination clinics in August.
* 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6
Analy High School, 6950 Analy Ave., Sebastopol
* 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13
Santa Rosa High School, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
In addition, four area health centers are offering extended hours for whooping cough vaccinations. For more information, go to:
* Petaluma Health Center, 1301 Southpoint Blvd.
Call 559-7500 for dates and times
* Jewish Community Free Clinic, 490 City Center Dr., Rohnert Park
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Children only
*Roseland Children’s Health Center, 962 Sebastopol Rd.
9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13
9 a.m. to noon Aug. 20
* Elsie Allen Health Center
599 Bellevue Ave. G-7, Santa Rosa
Third Thursday of the month, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For appointment, call 528-5770
Kaiser Permanente members can get Tdap shots from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-12 at the Stein Building, 3925 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa.