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.

DPT/TD

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.

7TH GRADE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

A state immunization law requires all students entering 7th grade in California to be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, school and communities against pertussis. All students entering into 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap shot given on or after their 7th grade birthday before starting school. Parents need to present documentation of their child’s vaccination record to the school's front office.

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
Website: www.eziz.org(opens in new window/tab)