TK-8 District of Choice

Required Immunizations

Immunizations Doses Notes
Polio 4 doses Three doses of polio vaccine meet the requirement if one dose was give on or after the 4th birthday.


5 doses Four doses of DTap meet the requirement if at least one dose was given on or after the 4th birthday.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 doses Must be given on or after the first birthday. Child who has just received first dose of MMR may enter kindergarten if they receive a 2nd dose 1 to 3 months after the first dose.
TB Risk Assessment   All students entering school for the first time (TK or Kindergarten) or transferring into Santa Clara County MUST present written evidence of having had a TB Skin Test (TST/Mantoux/PPD) completed in the United States within 12 months of registration OR a Santa Clara County Risk Assessment form signed by a physician or clinic. The TST must include the date given, the date read, and results of the test with signature of the physician or clinic; OR an IGRA blood test with results
Hepatitis B 3 doses  
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses 2 doses of Varicella vaccination OR documentation of permanent medical immunity.

Immunization requirements for 6th graders entering middle school

The state of California requires​ all 6th grade students advancing to 7th grade have the following immunizations:

  1. Tdap vaccine​ - The Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap received on or after the 7th birthday is required for all new 7th grade students.
  2. Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine​ ​- New immunization regulations, which went into effect in July of 2019, require a second dose of varicella vaccine for advancement into the 7th grade.

Many 6th grade students may have already received the required shots after the age of seven.  Families currently registered in the District need to submit immunization records to your child's ESD elementary school's front office for documentation before the end of 6th grade.  Newly enrolled middle school students will be asked to provide documentation at the time of enrollment.

Grade Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization
K-12 Admission 4 Polio | 5DTaP | 3 Hep B | 2 MMR | 2 Varicella
7th-12th K-12 doses + 1 Tdap
7th Grade Advancement 1 Tdap | 2 Varicella

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) helps families by providing vaccines at no cost to providers who serve eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Parents who have no health insurance or who have health insurance but no vaccine coverage can contact:

Vaccines For Children Program (VFC)
Phone (877) 243-8832

For additional local immunization resources, please refer to this link:  Immunization Resources

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