Immunization and Health Requirements

The law requires that students who do not provide this documentation by the 1st day of school will not be allowed to attend school until this is provided.

 Kindergarten Immunization Requirements:

Polio (OPV) – 4 doses at any age, but 3 doses meet the requirements for ages 4-6 years, if at least one dose was given on or after the fourth birthday.

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) or DTP with DT (Tetanus and Diphtheria only) – 5 doses at any age, but 4 doses meet the requirements for ages 4-6 years, if at least one dose was given on or after the fourth birthday.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella) – 2 doses are required; both must be given on or after the first birthday.

Hepatitis B – 3 doses are required

Varicella* (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses are required; physician-documented disease history or immunity meets the requirement also.

Tuberculin Skin Test– PPD/Mantoux Test is recommended, but not required for entry.

*Varicella has changed from 1 required dose, to 2 required doses.

Middle School Immunization Requirements:

Students entering 7th Grade must provide documentation of the following:

Tdap vaccine—(Tetanus, reduced Diphtheria and Pertussis, usually given around 11-12 yrs)—1 dose

Varicella—2 doses  (at least one of these is typically done before Kindergarten)

MMR—2 doses (these are both typically done before Kindergarten)

Also, for students who had Personal Beliefs Exemption Waivers at any point before 2016, they are now required  to begin the “Conditional Admission Immunization Schedule” to catch up on the immunization process before they can be admitted to 7th Grade. Please see Jenny in the office for more details.

First Grade Health Examination:

A First Grade Health Examination is to be completed within 18 months prior to, or within 90 days of, entry into First Grade and a copy must be turned in to the school secretary.  This exam can often be done during an immunization appointment, and the El Dorado County Health Department on Spring Street in Placerville offers free-of-charge exams to qualifying families. Exam forms are available in the school office and on the school website.

According to state law, we cannot allow your child to attend school unless we receive evidence that the above requirements have been met. 

 If your child is entering Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 7th grade, please attach a copy of your child’s official vaccination record to your re-enrollment paperwork.