Immunizations

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 show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. 
 
If your child is a returning student, please review the immunization schedule with your child's pediatrician at your annual well-check visit. (Note: the well-check visit does not have to take place in the summer, as long as it is updated every 12 months.)
 
Students Admitted At Ages 4-6 Years Need These Immunizations: 
 

 

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:

 

  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—4 doses
    (3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday)

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)

  • MeaslesMumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose
    (2 doses required at 7th grade)

  • Varicella (chickenpox)
    (Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose; ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)

  • TetanusDiphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose at  7th grade or out-of-state transfer admission at 8th–12th grades
    (1 dose on or after the 7th birthday)

 

More information:

 

Talk to your doctor about recommended childhood and adolescent vaccines, including flu vaccine every year.