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Immunizations

Immunization Requirements for K-12 Enrollment 
 
K-12 Admission
 
Polio-4 doses (3 does OK if at least one is given on or after the 4th birthday)
 
DTap- 5 doses (4 doses OK if at least one is given on or after the 4th birthday, 3 doses Ok if at least one dose of Tdap, DTap or DTP is given on or after the 7th birthday)
 
Hepatitis B - 3 doses 
 
Measles,Mumps,Rubella (MMR)- 2 doses given on or after the 1st birthday (two doses of measles, two doses of mumps, and one dose of rubella meet the requirement, either separately or combined)
 
Varicella-2 doses
 
Tdap (Grades 7th-12th)- 1 dose given on or after the 7th birthday
 
7th Grade Advancement 
 
Tdap-1 dose given on or after the 7th birthday
 
Varicella- 2 doses
 
Personal Belief Waivers (SB 277 Effective since 2016)
 
Senate Bill (SB) 277:
 
  • Will no longer permit immunizations exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care, public and private schools:
  • Will permit personal belief exemptions filed at a school or child care facility in California before January 1,2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches TK/Kindergarten or 7th grade;
  • Will not require immunization documentation for:
  • Students in home-based private schools
  • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction 
  • Access to special education and related services specified in an individualized education program 
 
Medical Exemptions
 
A medical exemption has to be signed exclusively by a California licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) and must include the student's name, student's date of birth, and physician signature or clinic stamp.
 
Temporary Medical Exemption
 
A parent or guardian must submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) which states:
 
 
  • The specific nature of the physical condition or medical circumstance for which the licensed physician does not recommend immunization;
  • They probable duration of the physical condition or medical circumstance;
  • Each specific required immunization from which the pupil is exempt; and 
  • The date that the medical exemption expires for each respective immunization.
 
A temporary medical exemption shall not exceed twelve calendar months from the date of the licensed physician's written statement. Once this expiration date has occurred, the child may continue in attendance only after the school or child-care receives documentation of the immunizations now due.
 
Permanent Medical Exemption
 
A parent or guardian must submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) which states:
 
  • The specific nature of the physical condition or medical circumstance for which the licensed physician does not recommend immunizations;
  • That the physical condition or medical circumstance is permanent; and 
  • Each specific required immunization from which the pupil is exempt.