Students Admitted at Ages 4-6 years Need These Immunizations:
Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
Hepatitis B—3 doses
Varicella (Chickenpox)—1 dose
Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten.
Students Admitted at Ages 7-17 Years Need These Immunizations:
Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)
(Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose; ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)
California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergartenthrough 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, AND PERTUSSIS (TDAP)
State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health
EARLY ALERT TO SCHOOLS
Assembly Bill 354 Becomes Law
2011 Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunization Requirements for Students
September 30, 2010
Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California during 2010. The California Department of Public Health recommends that all Californians 10 years and older receive a booster shot against pertussis (also known as "TDaP"). Moreover, Assembly Bill 354, now entered into California law, requires students to be immunized against pertussis.
All students entering 7th grades will need proof of a TDaP booster shot before starting school.
- Begins July 1, 2011
- Can be met by receiving one dose of TDaP vaccine on or after the 10th birthday.
- Applies to all public and private schools.
- Does not affect students enrolled in summer school.
Starting now, please use your school websites, newsletters, report card messages, and other communications to send the following information:
Pertussis is widespread. If your child 10 years and older has not yet received the 'TDaP" pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or health department. Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement that begins in the 2011-2012 school year (California law - Assembly Bill 354).
Adults are also advised to get a pertussis booster shot, if they haven't already, to protect themselves, their families, and their students.
Updates on implementing this new law will be posted later in the 2010-2011 school year,
which currently has general information about pertussis disease and immunization. click here
Immunization Branch/Division of Communicable Disease Control, MS 7309
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 2nd floor, Richmond, CA 94804
Internet Address: www.cdph.ca.gov