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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

All CHAD majors are required to complete CHAD 496: Observation and Assessment Lab at the Center for Children and Families (CCF on campus). CHAD majors must complete the backgound check and immunization requirements no more than one year and no later than 3 weeks from the start of the semester in which they take the CHAD 496 course.

ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE STUDENT TO THE CCF.  THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY NOT/WILL NOT TAKE THE DOCUMENTATION AS PER CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE GUIDELINES.

ALL center/site students enrolled in CHAD 496 and/or conducting research at the Center for Children and Families need to have immunization documentation in their files indicating they have received the  Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccine.  

  • For those students who cannot obtain this vaccine for medical reasons, a note to that effect from a licensed physician must be provided.
  • Alternatively, a licensed physician can provide a note that establishes evidence of immunity specifically to pertussis. 

Students will need to receive vaccinations if they

  • don’t have a medical exemption or evidence of immunity from a physician;
  • can’t provide their immunization records; and/or
  • never received the Pertussis vaccine.

Students must make arrangements to have all required immunizations by the deadline for the semester in which they will enrolled in CHAD 496 at the CCF. 

The deadline for Fall 2018 is August 6, 2018, deadline for Spring 2019 is January 3, 2019.  If students fail to provide copies of these documents to the CCF by this time they will be dropped from the CHAD 496 course.