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Immunization Requirements

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When schools reopen - even in hybrid models - students MUST be immunized to return to classrooms. Learn More Flyer
Cuando las escuelas vuelvan a abrir - incluso en los modelos híbridos - los estudiantes DEBEN ser vacunados para regresar a los salones. Más información


Guide to Immunizations English | español | 中文

1. Changes to California school immunization requirements will become effective July 1st, 2019.

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, the changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Requiring 2 (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
  • Requiring 2 MMR doses and 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses at admission or transfer more uniformly throughout K-12 (age restrictions are removed)


New requirements for 2016

Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning in January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations.  Personal beliefs exemption on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization check point at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

Why immunizations are important for all students?

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from potentially harmful diseases.  A prolonged illness from a vaccine preventable disease can take a financial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long term disability care. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalizations, or even be deadly- especially in infants and young children. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations before.

If you have any questions please contact your school nurse.

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