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Immunizations

Effective July 1, 2019 - Immunization Requirements for School Entry
Starting July 1, 2019
Students admitted at TK / K-12 need:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td)
    5 doses
    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. 
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) 
    4 doses
    3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday
  • Hepatitis B
    3 doses
    Not required for 7th grade entry.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 
    2 doses
    Both given on or after 1st birthday
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) 
    2 doses

These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten. California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry.

Parents must bring their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization to the school prior to admittance. 

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