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Immunizations

KINDERGARTEN (4-6 Years old):

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 after4th birthday

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

  • 4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR orMMR-V)
    • Both given on or after 1st birthday.

           (Only one dose of mumps and rubella vaccines is required if given separately.) 3 doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B or HBV)

  • I dose of Varicella (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V or VZV)

GRADES 1-8 (7-17 Years old):
**Please note 7th grade has additional 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.

  • 4 doses of Polio (OPV or IPV)

  • 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday

  • 4 doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT)

  • 3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTaP/DTP given on or after 7th birthday for all 7th-12th graders. I dose of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR or MMR-V)
             -  Dose given on or after Ist birthday.

  • (Mumps vaccine is not required if given separately.)

  • I or 2 doses of Varicella depending on age (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V or VZV)
             -  1  dose for ages 7-12 years
             -  2 doses for ages 13-17 years

*7TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:
Before entering 7th grade, the school will need to have documentation of the following:

  •  I dose of Tdap (or DTP/DTaP given on or after the 7th birthday)
  •  2 dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), or any measles-containing vaccine.
    Both doses must be given on or after 1st birthday.

If your child has a Personal BeIiefs 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 I, 2016, for students in grades Kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) through 6th grade remain valid until 7th grade.

In order for your child to start 7th grade, s/he will need to show proof that s/he meet all immunization requirements for children 7-17 years old which include the following:

  • 4 doses of polio vaccine
     -   3 doses OK if one dose was given on or after the 2nd birthday.

  • 4 doses of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine.
     -   3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTaP/DTP given on or after 7th         birthday for all 7th-12th graders.

  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) or any measles-containing vaccine.
     -    Both doses given on or after 1st birthday

  • I or 2 doses of Varicella depending on age (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V or VZV)
     -    1 dose for ages 7-12 years
     -    2 doses for ages 13-17 years.

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 submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.), which includes the following:
    • That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated. o Which vaccines are being exempt.
    • Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary.
    • The expiration date, if the medical exemption is temporary.

  • If your child has not started receiving immunizations, we recommend you contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
For more information about SB 277, please refer to www.shotsforschool.org
 

MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS:

If your child has a medical exemption, please submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.), which includes the following:

  • That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated.

  • Which vaccines are being exempt.

  • Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary. The expiration date, if the medical exemption is temporary.

For more information about medical exemptions, please refer to www.shotsforschool.org

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

Colette Zea, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, czea@moreland.org

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