School Law Requirements
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
California school law requires that all children entering child care, preschool or kindergarten be up to date on their childhood immunizations before they may attend school.
PRETEEN VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
A new law in California requires hepatitis B immunizations for all students entering the 7th grade. Unless your child has a medical exemption, or it is against your personal beliefs, your child will need to get these shots. For 7th Grade entry the following immunizations are required:
? Three hepatitis B shots
? A second MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) shot
? A Td (tetanus) booster
If you have never had chickenpox, get a chickenpox shot too!
COLLEGE IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Before you start college, make sure you are up-to-date on all your immunizations: measles, mumps, rubella; tetanus, diphtheria; varicella; and hepatitis B. Some colleges and universities may require them for admission. It is also recommended that you get immunized against meningococcal
diseas, especially if you are planning to live in the dorms while attending school.
? Immunizations (shots) for all children 0-18 years of age are available at the Imperial County Public Health Department.
? Parent or legal guardian must be present with clients under 18 years old.
? Bring all shot records with you.
? Immunizations are given on a first come, first served basis at all of the clinic locations.
? The Imperial County Public Health Department at 935 Broadway El Centro, serves clients from 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays, on a walk-in basis.