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)
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)
3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday
- Hepatitis B
Not required for 7th grade entry.
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Both given on or after 1st birthday
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
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.