Immunizations

Children need to have these shots before they can begin childcare and school, as TDaP is required for grades 8-12.

Children entering child care must have:

Age When EnrollingImmunizations Required
2-3 months1 DTap, 1 Polio, 1 Hep B, 1 Hib
4-5 months 2 DTap, 2 Polio, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
6-14 months 3 DTap, 2 Polio, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
15-17 months 3 DTap, 3 Polio, 2 Hep B, 1 MMR (On or after the 1st birthday), 1 Hib**
18 months-4 years4 DTap, 3 Polio, 3 Hep B, 1 MMR (On or after the 1st birthday), 1 Hib (At any age), 1 Varicella

 

Children entering kindergarten must have:
  • 5 DTaP (4 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • 4 Polio (3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • 3 Hep B;
  • 2 MMR (first dose on or after 1st birthday);
  • 1 Varicella.
Children entering 7th grade must have:
  • 4 DTaP (1 more required after the child's 7th birthday);
  • 4 Polio (3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 2nd birthday);
  • 2 MMR (1st dose on or after 1st birthday);
  • 1 Varicella.
Children entering grades 7-12 must have:
  • All of the above;
  • 1 Tdap booster shot given after the 7th birthday.

Immunization (Shot) Requirements

California Health Laws require that all students under age 18 years, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, be immunized against certain diseases unless they are exempt for medical reasons. At the time of registration, the school is required to have proof that your child has received all currently due immunizations.

The district participates in the San Diego Regional Immunization Registry (SDIR), a countywide computer system that keeps track of immunizations (shots). See Immunizations box for specific requirements. Check with your pediatrician, family physician or medical clinic to make sure your child is fully immunized. Your child may be excluded from attending school if these requirements are not met.

Information on obtaining a permanent medical exemption for your child is available from the school nurse.

 

7th Grade Tdap:

California Health Laws require that students entering the 7th grade must have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster prior to entering the 7th grade. This school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Transfer students from out-of-state entering any grade level (K-12) in California may need to meet additional school immunization requirements.

 

Resources:

Shots for Schools K-12 (English) (Spanish)

Shots for Schools 7th Grade (English) (Spanish)

Senate Bill 277 | FAQs

Vaccine Education Center

Pertussis Vaccination Videos

Parents of Kids with Infectious Disease

Images of Infectious Diseases

 

Forms:

Immunization Consent Form (English/Spanish)

Tdap Booster Immunization Consent Form (English/Spanish)

Consent Questionaire