Immunization Requirements for School
State law requires that for unconditional admission to school, all students under 18 shall be fully immunized according to requirements of the California Department of Health Services (Ed.Code 49403 and 48216, District Policy 5141.31).
Immunizations required for admission to kindergarten:
- DPT - Diphtheria/Pertussis (whooping cough)/Tetanus
- MMR - Measles (rubeola)/Mumps/Rubella (3-day measles)
- Hepatitis B
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Admission to 7th grade requires proof of immunization for:
- MMR - booster (if not received at a younger age)
- Hepatitis B - series of three injections (if not received at a younger age)
- Tdap - booster (1 dose on or after the 7th birthday)
All other entering students not fully immunized according to district policy and the schedule provided by the California Department of Health Services may be admitted only on the condition that they obtain any additional immunization(s) within specified time periods.
Parents and guardians can also visit Shots for Schools website to access the Vaccine Finder providers by zip code: Click HERE
Students may be exempted from the immunization requirement for medical reasons or for personal beliefs. Parents and the medical care clinician/provider must sign the waiver to obtain this exemption. A physician must submit verification for medical reasons. In the event of an outbreak of a disease for which the child has not been immunized, he or she will be excluded from school for the period of communicability.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the PBE form must be signed by both a health care professional and a parent or guardian when seeking an exemption from required vaccinations. The new form also allows for a religious exemption if the family's religion does not permit members to get medical advice or treatment from a health care practitioner. Click HERE
If you have questions about your child's immunization record and/or admission status, please contact your child's school.
Click HERE Guide to Immunizations required for school entry
Click HERE Family Resource Guide
Click HERE Sacramento Area Community Immunization Clinics