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Tdap immunization required for 7th through 12th graders

It's back-to-school season and there's a requirement for students to get their booster shot. Schools are requiring middle and high school students to get their Tdap immunization. Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Since the state of California is requiring for middle and high school students entering 7th through 12th grades to show proof that students have received the Tdap booster shot before school starts. With this state requirement, schools are making it is easier by offering free clinics for students to get the shot. Today at Desert Springs Middle School, hosted by Desert Healthcare Oasis, is offering a free clinic for the shot from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. No appointments are needed and they are accepting all age-appropriate students. The COVID vaccine is also being offered. If your child still hasn't received their booster shot or COVID vaccine, Palm Springs Unified School District will offer more more free clinics on different campuses next week. Check out PSUSD website for more information.

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Melissa Zaremba joined KESQ News Channel 3 in June 2021. Melissa is a weekend weather anchor and you can even catch her reporting weekdays and covering sports.

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