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Immunizations

Parents' Guide To Immunizations Required For School Entry

Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:

  • 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 apply to new admissions and transfers for all grades, including transitional kindergarten.

Students Starting 7th Grade Need:

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose
    • Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
    • Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years
  • In addition, the TK/K-12 immunization requirements apply to 7th graders who:
    • previously had a valid personal beliefs exemption filed before 2016 upon entry between TK/Kindergarten and 6th grade 
    • are new admissions

Records:

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.

For more information, please visit www.shotsforschools.org