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5 reasons your teenager should get the whooping cough vaccine
Southern California Public Radio

Believe it or not, LA Unified students go back to school in just two weeks. That means it’s time to finish up any summer reading, to pull out the backpacks and other school gear and… to get vaccinated.

Below are five reasons teenagers should get vaccinated against whooping cough:

It’s the law! In California, all students entering 7th grade need proof of the whooping cough booster shot known as Tdap (which also protects against tetanus and diphtheria). Without it, they’ll be barred from attending class.