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TK/K-12th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

Immunizations must be complete, or up-to-date (next dose is not due yet), at the time of registration.  A child who is missing required shots may be admitted conditionally if he/she is missing a dose(s) in a series, but the next dose is not due yet.  This means the child has received at least one dose in a series and the deadline for the next dose is not passed. 

Before the first day of school, the school must have documentation of the following:

  • 4 doses of Polio (OPV or IPV)

                - 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap or Td)

                - 4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday

                - 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday

                - For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.

  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

               - Both given on or after 1st birthday.

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

  • 2 doses of Varicella 

* Please note 7th grade has additional immunization requirements.  See below.

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*7TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

Before entering 7th grade, the school will need to have documentation of the following:

                - 1 dose of Tdap (or DTP/DTaP given on or after the 7th birthday)

                - 2 doses of Varicella 

If your child has a Personal Beliefs Exemption on file please see information below on SB 277 and immunization requirements for 7th grade.

SB 277:

Under California law, SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, vaccines required for school are no longer excused due to personal beliefs, including religious beliefs. Personal beliefs exemptions that were filed before January 1, 2016, for students in grades Kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) through 6th grade remain valid until 7th grade. For more information about SB 277, please refer to www.shotsforschool.org

In order for your child to start 7th grade, s/he will need to show proof that s/he meet all immunization requirements for “Students Admitted at TK/K-12,”  which include the following:

  • 4 doses of Polio (OPV or IPV)

                - 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap or Td)

                - 4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday

                - 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday

                - For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.

  • 2 doses of Varicella

                - Both given on or after 1st birthday.

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

Students entering 7th grade who do not meet the immunization requirements will not be able to start school until requirements are met. 

  • If your child has started receiving immunizations, please bring proof of immunization to the school office.
  • If your child has a medical exemption, please note that it must be obtained through the CAIR-ME medical exemption website.
  • If your child has not started receiving immunizations, we recommend you contact your health care provider as soon as possible to:
    • start the vaccination series,
    • or to request a CAIR-ME medical exemption.

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MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS:


Medical Exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry/Medical Exemption website CAIR-ME by physicians licensed in California. Schools and Childcare facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.