See below for information about California Immunization Law SB 277.
To prevent some of the most serious infections, the California School Immunization Law requires that children receive a series of immunizations before entry to school. In addition, schools are required to enforce immunization requirements, to maintain immunization records of all children enrolled, and to submit reports to the health department. Here are the immunization requirements for grades K-12.
Please make sure your children receive necessary immunizations. Parents/guardians must obtain a record of immunizations from their child's doctor and submit this documentation to school before students will be allowed to attend classes.
For more information about which immunizations are required for school, please refer to the Parent’s Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry or go to www.shotsforschool.org
- Parents' Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry
- Guia Para Padres Sobre Los Requistos de Vacunation Para Entrar a la Escuela
Immunization Laws SB 276 and SB 714 Questions and Answers
Immunization Law SB 277
- Under the new law SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs are no longer accepted for vaccines that are required for entry into schools in California.
- Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending a California school will remain valid until the child reaches the next grade span (entering transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or advancing from 6th to 7th grade).
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Immunizations required to start 7th grade:
- In accordance with the Immunization law AB 354, students entering 7th grade are required to show proof of immunization for Tdap and MMR.
- Parents/guardians are encouraged to submit documentation that this requirement has been met as soon as possible during the 6th grade year.
Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy!