In 2010, California experienced its most devastating whooping cough outbreak since 1947. The outbreak sickened over 9,000 people and killed 10 infants. To prevent future outbreaks, California lawmakers passed a law requiring all students in 7th – 12th grades to be vaccinated against whooping cough within the first 30 days of the start of the school year.
Anthem partnered with several school districts to help California families meet these new vaccine requirements. Hundreds of vaccinations were provided free-of-charge, helping keep kids in school and protect them from this infectious, contagious disease.