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.
- 2012 Assembly Bill 354: The 7th Grade California Immunization Law
- The new immunization law requires all students entering into 7th grade to show proof of a pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot, known as Tdap, before the start of school each Fall. Children who cannot prove vaccination or exemption status will not be allowed school entry.
- Contact your child’s doctor now to find out if your child has already been vaccinated with Tdap; if so, obtain a record of the Tdap shot and bring it to school. If not, set up an appointment to get vaccinated with Tdap.
- Additional information about where to go for immunizations is available here and more resources are at www.shotsforschool.org
- Immunizations that children and adolescents need (0 to 18 years)
- HPV4 (Gardasil) vaccine is now recommended for males aged 11-12.
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for children aged 11-12 with a booster dose at age 16.
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.
- State Colleges and the University of California system require completion of the hepatitis B immunization series (3 shots) before entry as a freshman.