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 show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
Medical Exemptions: Starting January 1, 2021:
Physical Examination: State law requires that all children entering first grade must have received a physical examination (CHDP) within 18 months before or within 3 months after entering first grade.