Immunization Requirements for the school aged child
All children are
required to have their vaccinations fully completed/up to date before
enrolling in grades TK – 12 unless exempted as provided by law. Under
a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based
on personal/religious beliefs will no longer be an option for vaccines
required for school entry in California. Personal/religious beliefs
exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school
will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization
checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th
grade. Medical exemptions, either permanent or temporary, are acceptable
with a written statement from physician (M.D. or D.O) licensed in the
state of California.
For more information about school immunization requirements and
resources, please visit the California Department of Health website at www.shotsforschool.org or contact your local health department or county office of education.