Before a student can attend school, parents must provide proof of full immunization, proof that a schedule of immunization has been started or a certificate of exemption. Immunization must be provided against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, mumps, measles, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella.

Kindergarten Immunizations:
Immunizations protect the health of your child, and the health of others. State law requires that children entering Kindergarten must have certain immunizations. For Kindergarten entry:

  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) given on or after 1st birthday and received at least 28 days apart OR Blood test (titer) showing immunity to Varicella OR health care provider diagnosis is acceptable. Parent reported history of disease is NO longer acceptable
  • 5 doses of DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
    5th dose must be given on or after 4th birthday or 4 doses are acceptable, if 4th dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • 4 doses of Polio – 4th dose must be given on or after 4th birthday or 3 doses are acceptable, if 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) given on or after 1st birthday and received at least 28 days apart OR Blood test (titer) showing immunity to Measles, Mumps, or Rubella is acceptable
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B; dose 3 must be given on or after 24 weeks of age.

Students entering the 6th through 8th grade must show proof of varicella vaccine or Healthcare provider verifies disease.  Students age 11 are required to show proof of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination.

If a student has been exempted from a vaccine, s/he will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of that particular disease.

Meningococcal vaccine and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are not required for school attendance, but families with adolescent students should have this information.

Please contact your health care provider or one of the following to make sure your child meets the required immunizations:

 

Health Department Immunization Clinic
1500 N. State
Phone: 676-4593
If you have no health care provider, no health insurance, or a large deductible:
Every Wednesday of the month: 1 PM to 4 PM by appointment

Sea Mar Community Health Center
4455 Cordata Parkway
Phone: 671-3225
Monday: 8 AM to 11 AM & 2 PM to 9 PM
Tuesday-Saturday: 9: AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 5 PM
Nurse visit by appointment for established patients
New Patients by appointments

Interfaith Community Health Center
220 Unity St.
Phone:  676-6177
Monday-Friday: 8 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:15 AM-4 PM

Immunizations by appointment for established patients