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Immunization

Immunization

LAUSD Immunization Requirements:

  • All children entering a California school at pre-school or kindergarten level (or 1st grade if kindergarten was skipped) require immunization against polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), hepatitis B and varicella.
  • Acceptable varicella documentation includes either the immunization or documentation by a health care provider that the child has had the varicella (chickenpox) disease.
  • The health care provider or health agency performing the immunizations must give a written record to the student or parent/guardian containing the following information:
    • Full legal name of child
    • Birth date of child
    • Type of vaccine(s) administered
    • Date of each immunization (month/year), or health care provider’s written indication that the child had the disease, or lab report indicating that the child has immunity for the disease
    • Name of health care provider or health agency administering vaccine(s)
  • Exemptions to the immunization requirement are provided for medical reasons. (See California Administrative Code, Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4, Section 6051.)

Under a new law enacted by SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 personal beliefs exemptions will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Personal beliefs exemptions already on file will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or 7th grade.

For more information about SB 277, 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: http://www.shotsforschool.org.