Deadline extended for whooping cough vaccinations for San Francisco students 

School for more than 50,000 San Francisco school-aged children is only three weeks away which leaves limited time for back-to-school shopping and updating vaccinations.

Last year, for instance, the California Legislature approved a requirement for all 7th through 12th grade students to be vaccinated for whooping cough, following an increased number of cases statewide.

Students would be required to be vaccinated before the start of the school year — which is Aug. 15 for the San Francisco Unified School District.

But parents scrambling to meet the requirement, whether in The City limits or as a part of the roughly 3 million children not vaccinated statewide, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 614 on Tuesday allowing parents to enroll their children in school and show proof of vaccination within 30 days after the school year begins.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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