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 unless there is certification of homelessness.
Parents or guardians of students in any school or child-care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption to a currently-required vaccine.
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
Medical Exemptions: Starting January 1, 2021:
Medical exemptions can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California.
Schools and child care facilities may only accept from parents new medical exemptions that are issued using CAIR-ME.
For more information about this new law, please click on the link below:Shots For School - Medical Exemptions