Immunization Law Changes, Starting July 2019
To protect the health of all students and staff and to curtail the spread of infectious diseases, California public schools are required to check immunization records before school entry for all TK-12 admissions, including current students advancing to Grade 7. A student who is out of compliance with California immunization law cannot attend public school, nor will we hold an enrollment spot open for any student not meeting California's immunization requirements.
Student will be admitted unconditionally if parent/guardian has provided:
- proof of ALL required immunizations for student's age/grade, as determined by the California Immunization Requirements for Grades TK-12
- a permanent medical exemption (PME), signed by a California licensed M.D./D.O. only, which indicates:
- the physical condition/medical circumstance of the child is such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
- the vaccine to be exempted, and
- the medical exemption is permanent
Student will be admitted conditionally (with follow up required) if parent/guardian has provided:
- immunization record indicating student has started receiving doses of all required vaccines for his/her age/grade following a Catch-Up Schedule with no shots due at start of school. Parent/guardian must continue to provide updated immunization records to the school until all requirements are met.
- a temporary medical exemption (TME) for some or all required immunizations. The TME must be issued for a period of no more than 12 months. A valid TME requires:
- a written statement by a California licensed physician which states the temporary physical condition/medical circumstance of the child is such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
- the date when the temporary medical exemption will expire, and
- the vaccine(s) to be exempted.
- Parent/guardian must continue to follow up to ensure that all requirements are met and provide an updated shot record to the student's school.