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Immunization Requirements

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 will be excluded from attending school if these requirements are not met.

Information on obtaining a permanent medical exemption for your child is available from Immunizations@sandi.net

7th Grade Varicella and Tdap:

As of July 1, 2019, California Health Laws require that students entering the 7th grade must have two doses of Varicella and a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster, given after age 7, 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. Students of all grade levels (TK-12) transferring to a new school need to meet all age-appropriate immunization requirements.

Resources:

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

Senate Bill 277

Vaccine Education Center

Pertussis Videos

Parents of Kids with Infectious Disease

Images of Infectious Diseases

Immunizations

Children need to have these shots before they can begin childcare and school.

Children entering child care must have:

Age When Enrolling Doses Required
2-3 months 1 Polio, 1 DTaP, 1 Hep B, 1 Hib
4-5 months 2 Polio, 2 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
6-14 months 2 Polio, 3 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 2 Hib
15-17 months 3 Polio, 3 DTaP, 2 Hep B, 1 MMR (on or after the 1st birthday), 1 Hib (on or after the 1st birthday), 1 Varicella
18 months- 4 years 3 Polio, 4 DTaP, 3 Hep B, 1 MMR (on or after the 1st birthday), 1 Hib (on or after the 1st birthday), 1 Varicella

Children entering TK/Kindergarten through 12th Grade must have:

  • 4 Polio (3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • 5 DTaP (4 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday; 3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 7th birthday);
  • 3 Hep B;
  • 2 MMR (both doses on or after 1st birthday);
  • 2 Varicella.

Children entering grades 7-12 must have:

  • All of the above;
  • 1 Tdap booster shot given on or after the 7th birthday