2,000 Students kicked out due to whooping cough law
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- About 2,000 San Francisco middle and high school students were turned away from class because they couldn't prove they'd had a whooping cough shot.
A new state law requires all children in grades 7 through 12 to have the vaccine by the first day of school. It follows a spike in the number of whooping cough cases in California last year.
Officials told the students to get the paperwork from their medical provider or report to a free vaccination clinic at the school district's central office for a shot.
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