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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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