A new law requires LA county school district to mandate immunization of all 7th through 12th grade students with the Whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) before starting classes this fall.
Pertussis or Whooping cough can cause a respiratory illness with cough that is so bad that it’s hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe. Complications of whooping cough include pneumonia, brain damage, and even death. All infants and toddlers go through a 5 part series of immunizations for whooping cough (DTaP) at 2months, 4months, 6months, 15-18month and 4-6 years of age. But with the reoccurrence of whooping cough in the community a booster shot is necessary to maintain immunity.
Hence the new requirement for the whooping cough immunization for all children 7th grade and up.
This year thousands of students in Junior High and High School will need the whooping cough booster before being able to start classes this fall. The Tdap immunization is very expensive and usually runs about $85 and up for the immunization not including administration and the usual doctors visit expenses. Due to the high volume of uninsured student these shots will end up being a significant financial burden to already strained families.
Not only does Urgent 9, Urgent Care Center offer the Whooping Vaccine at a low everyday price of $70, now cash pay patients can add an additional 50% off. This brings the price of the vaccine to only $35 with a coupon printed off of our website. This price is well below our cost for the vaccine. Students and their parents can now go to our website at urgent9.com and print out the 50% off coupon to get the discount. They will be able to get the immunization without seeing a physician, but can always choose to consult a physician regarding the vaccine at no additional expense. This offer will be available to students until October in order to benefit as many students as possible. Because this offer comes at a significant loss to our office, we are limiting 2 immunizations per family.
APPOINTMENT FOR VACCINE IS PREFERED BUT WALK-IN IS AVAILABLE. VALID ONLY ON THE TDAP VACCINE. NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER/COUPONS. THIS OFFER VALID FOR CASH PAY PATIENTS ONLY. THIS OFFER CAN NOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MEDICAL INSURANCE. THIS OFFER IS NOT VALID TOWARDS INSURANCE CO-PAYMENTS, CO-INSURANCE, OR DEDUCTABLE PAYMENTS.
Limit 2 per family