Great Valley High School hosts pertussis vaccine clinic after two students contract whooping cough

    After Great Valley High School last week acknowledge two confirmed cases of whooping cough at the school, officials decided to set up a clinic for district parents who’d rather have their children vaccinated than miss three weeks of school.

    Once an outbreak has been confirmed, the Health Department advises keeping un-vaccinated students away from the building for 21 days.

    “We are currently working on plans to address instruction for those students whose parents choose not to vaccinate them,” reads a statement on the district’s website.

    “Note that students enrolled in any other Great Valley school are not required to be vaccinated to continue their attendance at school. However, we are sharing information with our entire school community in an effort to keep everyone informed.”

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    The free clinic will remain open until 1 p.m. today, during which time all school district children 11 and older can get the tDap vaccine.

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