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Vaccinations

California Public School Vaccination Requirements

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.

Immunization Dosage
Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DPT) 5 doses
Polio 4 doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 1 does

7th Grade

California law requires that a student entering the 7th grade receive a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine) booster and also have two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

Immunization Dosage
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 3 doses
Hepatitis B 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 1 does

All students from out of state must show proof of Varicella (chickenpox) immunization.

Personal Belief Waivers

Personal belief waivers are no longer accepted as per the new law SB 277 that went into effect as of January 1, 2016. Any child that had a personal beliefs waiver for immunizations between kindergarten and 6th grade and is entering 7th grade will need all immunizations including Tdap and MMR for entry into school. Families who do not wish to vaccinate their children are encouraged to pursue home school options as they will not be permitted into private or public schools without current immunizations.

For more information about vaccinations and immunizing visit the Shots for School website.

For questions relating to your school or Escalon USD contact Heather Smallwood the district’s nurse at hsmallwood@sjcoe.net or (209) 838-8910 ext. 2006.