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One of the health requirements for school enrollment is meeting immunization requirements for students in California schools. Students will not be admitted to attend classes without an immunization record meeting state documentation requirements or an exemption document on file in the health office. Information about vaccine requirements is available in the health offices, or by contacting the District Nurse.
Immunizations - SUHSD BP 5141.31
    • To protect the health of all students and staff and to curtail the spread of infectious diseases and facilitate immunization of all district students against preventable diseases.
    • Current CDPH K-12 Immunization Requirements English | Spanish
Grade Number of Doses Required of each Immunization
K-12 Admission 4 Polio, 5 DTaP, 3 Hep B, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella
     (7th-12th) K-12 Doses, +1 Tdap
7th Grade Advancement 1 Tdap, 2 Varicella
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
    For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 
  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses
    (not required for 7th grade entry) 
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday) 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses 
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose
    (Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up)
Additional Immunization Resources: 

Additional Immunization Resources: 

  • Parents guide to Immunizations English | Spanish
  • Vaccine Catch up series - English 
  • Medical Exemption information - English
    • Beginning January 1, 2021 all new medical exemptions for school and childcare entry must be issued through CAIR-ME. Medical exemptions can only be issued by MDs or DOs licensed in California and must meet applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria. 
    • Instructions to request a Medical Exemption English | Spanish
  • Personal Belief Exemptions - English 
    • Since January 1, 2016, parents or guardians of students in any school or child-care facility, whether public or private*, are no longer allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption to a currently-required vaccine. Children with a valid personal beliefs exemption filed before 2016 who enter a new grade span will have to meet all age-appropriate immunization requirements for admission into primary or secondary school (K-12th grade) or be enrolled in an independent study program and do not receive classroom-based instruction or in a home-based private school. 
    • *Students who have an individualized education program (IEP) should continue to receive all necessary services identified in their IEP regardless of their vaccination status. However, parents or guardians must continue to provide immunization records for these students to their schools, and schools must continue to maintain and report records of immunizations that have been received for these students.