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Immunization Requirements

The California School Immunization Law requires that children be up-to-date on their immunizations (shots) to attend school or child care. Diseases like measles and whooping cough spread quickly, so children need to be protected before they enter.

Please note: Every family attending GISSV must comply with the California immunization requirements; the requirements of your country of origin are not applicable.

California Immunization Law

Under law SB 277 exemptions based on personal beliefs aren't an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including Transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.

Your child’s Immunization Record must show the date your child was given each of the following required shots:

Vaccine2 - 3 months4 - 5 months6 - 14 months15 - 17 months18+ months4 - 6 years7 - 17 years7th grade
Polio122334a4a
DTP/DTaP123345b4c
Tdap Booster1d
MMR112e1f2e
Hepatitis B122233
HiB12211
Varicella
(Chickenpox)
111

a) 4 doses at any age, but…3 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday; 3 does meet the requirement
for ages 7-17 years if at least one was given on or after the 2nd birthday.
b) 5 doses at any age, but…4 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 years if at least one was on or after the 4th birthday
c) 4 doses at any age, but…3 doses meet requirement for ages 7-17 years if at least one was on or after the 2nd birthday. If last dose was given
before the 2nd birthday, one more (Tdap) dose is required.
d) 1 dose on or after 7th birthday
e) 2 doses both on or after 1st birthday
f) 1 dose on or after 1st birthday if not entering or advancing into 7th grade

For more information about SB277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/.

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health department or county office of education.

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