Babies, Children, and Adolescents Need Immunizations
A child can fall victim to bacteria and viruses in our community that cause serious disease. It is important that children be vaccinated on schedule every time.
California School Immunization Requirements
Childcare through 7th Grade
- California Childcare - 7th grade immunization requirements.
- California law requires all students entering 7th grade to show proof of a pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot, known as Tdap before starting school. For more information, click here.
- The San Francisco Department of Public Health conducts an Expanded Kindergarten Retrospective Survey (EKRS) every three years to retrospectively assess immunization coverage of kindergarten students enrolled in public and private schools when they were 24 months old . The 2011 EKRS is now available. Read the complete report here and the one page summary here.
- State Colleges and the University of California system require completion of the hepatitis B immunization series (3 shots) before entry as a freshman.
Youth Vaccine Programs in San Francisco