California State Immunization Requirements
Public School Immunization Requirements
Proof of complete immunization records must be provided and verified. It is required by California State law that all students have complete records of immunizations prior to entering school. Children will not be admitted to a classroom unless the immunizations are up-to-date. The Governor's signing of Senate Bill 277 removes the personal belief exemption (PBE) from school immunization requirements. This means that beginning January 1, 2016, public and private preschools and schools can no longer accept PBE (for religious or non-religious reasons) for school entry. Please see the New School Immunization Requirements message below for more information.
California PS Specific Requirements: All students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (called “Tdap”) before starting school.
Click here for Grade level requirements for students entering California Schools.
- Physical - In addition to the required immunizations, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District recommends a child to have a physical examination prior to entering kindergarten. It is required for entry into first grade. Click here to download the Health Examination for School Entry form. IMPORTANT NOTE: Examination within 18 months of the first day of first grade meets the 1st grade examination requirement.
Immunization Requirements Charts
Click on the applicable grade level to view the specific immunization requirements.
School immunization requirements help protect our children when they are most vulnerable to serious vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles. By strengthening community immunity, school immunization requirements help keep our schools and our community healthy.
The Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 277 removes the personal belief exemption (PBE) from school immunization requirements. This means that beginning January 1, 2016, public and private preschools and schools can no longer accept PBE (for religious or non-religious reasons) for school entry.
A personal belief exemption submitted prior to January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student enters either kindergarten/transitional kindergarten or 7th grade. Those in TK or kindergarten through 6th grade with a PBE will need to meet the immunization requirements when they reach 7th grade or choose a homeschool or independent study option with no classroom-based instruction.
Medical exemptions from a licensed physician (MD or DO) will continue to be permitted. Senate Bill 277 will not affect school entry immunization requirements.
Please feel free to contact your Health Educator/School Nurse for further clarification.