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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Policy

California law requires all students enrolled in California Schools to have up-to-date records. The immunization policy each age level is as follows:

Immunization Dosage

4-6 Years Old Elementary School at TK/Kindergarten and above

7-17 Years Old Elementary or Secondary School

7th Grade

(OPV or IPV)

4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
(DTap, DTP, DT or Tdap)

5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) last dose was before 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTap/STP given on or after 7th birthday for all 7th -12th

1 dose of Tdap (Or DTP/DTap given on or after the 7th birthday)


Measles, Mumps and Rubella
(MMR or MMR-V)

2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday. Only one dose of mumps and rubella vaccines are required if given separately)

Dose 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday. Mumps vaccine is not required if given separately)

2 doses of MMR or any measles-containing vaccine (both doses given on or after 1st birthday)

Hepatitis B
(HepB or HBV)
3 doses
(Chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V or VZN)

2 doses for ages 7-12 years

2 doses for ages 13-17 years

For more information go to ShotsForSchool.

Special Exemptions: There are some special exemptions (waivers) allowed by the State (medical and/or personal beliefs). Personal Belief Exemptions will not be granted after 12/31/2015 per state law. These exemptions will be approved when the appropriate forms are completed.