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Chapter 4. Preventive Medical Service Subchapter 8. Immunization Against Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles (Rubeola), Rubella, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib), Mumps, and Hepatitis B Article 2. Required Immunizations (Refs & Annos) Required Immunizations.   

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(a) The required immunizations for admission to and attendance at a public or private elementary or secondary school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or developmental center shall be those set forth, according to age, in Table 1.

(b) In Table 1 of Section 6020 and in Table 2 of Section 6035, DTP (or DPT) means diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine, including DTaP vaccine. Tdap means tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine. DT (or TD) and Td (or dT) means diphtheria and tetanus toxoids.

(c) For pupils who have reached their seventh birthday, a history of any preparations containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine (DTP, DT, Td, Tdap, etc.) shall be acceptable as meeting the requirement for tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and pertussis vaccine that is set forth in Table 1.

(d) Pupils who have reached their seventh birthday shall be exempt from the mumps immunization requirements.

(e) Combination vaccines that include measles, mumps, and rubella components shall be acceptable as meeting the requirements for these vaccines that are set forth in Table 1.

(f) For pupils entering or advancing to the seventh grade, immunization requirements are set forth in Table 1.

(g) Pupils already admitted to California public and private schools at the Kindergarten level or above before July 1, 2001 are exempt from the Varicella (chickenpox) requirement as set forth in Table 1.

(h) For pupils entering or advancing into the eighth through twelfth grades, the immunization requirement is set forth in Table 1 of Section 6020.

Table 1: Immunization Requirements

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Institution Age Vaccine Total Doses Received

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Child care center, Less than 2 months None

Day nursery,

nursery school,

family day care home,

development center

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Same as above 2-3 months 1.Polio1 1 dose

2.DTP 1 dose

3.Hib 1 dose

4.HepatitisB 1 dose

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Same as above 4-5 months 1.Polio1 2 doses

2. DTP, or combination

of DTP and

diphtheria-tetanus

toxoids... 2 doses

3.Hib 2 doses

4.HepatitisB 2 doses

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Same as above 6-14 months 1.Polio1 2 doses

2.DTP, or combination

of DTP and

diphtheria-tetanus

toxoids 3 doses

3.Hib 2 doses

4.HepatitisB 2 doses

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Same as above 15-17 months 1.Polio1 3 doses

2.DTP, or combination

of DTP and

diphtheria-tetanus

toxoids 3 doses

3.Measles, 1 dose of

rubella, each

and mumps separately

or combined

on or after

the 1st

birthday

4.Hib 1 dose on or

after the

1st birthday

5.HepatitisB 2 doses

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Same as above 18 months-5 years 1.Polio1 3 doses

2.DTP, or

combination of

DTP and

diphtheria-tetanus

toxoids 4 doses

3.Measles,

rubella,

and mumps 1 dose ofeach

separately

or combined

on or after

the 1st

birthday

4.Hib3 1 dose on or

after the

1st birthday

5.HepatitisB2 3 doses

6.Varicella 1 dose

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Elementary school at 4-6 years 1.Polio1 4 doses except

kindergarten level that a total

and above of 3 doses is

acceptable

if at least

one dose was

given on

or after the

4th birthday

2.DTP, or

combination of

DTP and

diphtheria-tetanus

Toxoids 5 doses,

except that a

............................................... total of

4 doses is

acceptable if

at least one

dose was

given on or

after the 4th

birthday.

3. Measles,

rubella,

and mumps 1 dose of

each,

separately or

combined, on

or after the

1st birthday.

Pupils

entering a

kindergarten

(or first

grade if

kindergarten

skipped)

are required

to have 2

doses of

measles

containing

vaccine, both

given on or

after the

first birthday

4. HepatitisB2 3 doses

5.Varicella 1 dose

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Elementary school, 7-17 years 1.Polio1 4 doses,

secondary school except that

a total of

3 doses is

acceptable if

at least one

dose was given

on or after

the 2nd

birthday

2. Diphtheria

and tetanus

toxoids

and pertussis

vaccine

given as DTP,

DT, Td, or

Tdap.. At least 3

doses.One

more

dose is

required

if the last

dose

was given

before

the 2nd

birthday.

3. Measles and

rubella (mumps

not required) 1 dose of

each,

separately

or combined,

on or after

the 1st

birthday.

(See below

for additional

requirements

for 7th grade

enrollment,

effective

7/1/99.)

4.Varicella5 1 dose aged

7 through 12

years for

students not

admitted to

California

Schools

Before

July 1, 2001.

2 doses for

Students aged

13 through 17

years not

Admitted

to California

schools before

July 1, 2001.

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Seventh Grade Any 1.Tdap6,7 1 dose on

or after the

7th birthday

2.Measles4 2 doses

of measles

-containing

vaccine, both

given on or

after the

1st birthday.

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Eighth through

Twelfth Grades8 Any pupil 1.Tdap6,7 1 dose on or

under 18 years after the 7th

..............................................birthday

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Any 18 years and older None

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1 Oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) or any combination of these vaccines is acceptable.

2 Applies only to children entering at kindergarten level (or at first grade level if kindergarten skipped) or below on or after August 1, 1997.Applies only to children entering at kindergarten level (or at first grade level if kindergarten skipped) or below on or after August 1, 1997.

3 Required only for children who have not reached the age of 4 years 6 months.

4 Applies only to children (of any age) entering or advancing to the seventh grade on or after July 1, 1999.

5 Children admitted to California schools at the Kindergarten level or above before July 1, 2001 are exempt from this requirement.

6 Pupils must have received at least one dose of Tdap prior to admission or advancement into the 7th through 12th grades.

7 If DTP was given on or after age 7 years instead of Tdap, this dose may also be counted as a valid dose for this requirement.

8 This requirement is effective July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

Authority cited:

Health and Safety Code 120330

Health and Safety Code 120335

Health and Safety Code 131200

Reference:

Health and Safety Code 120325

Health and Safety Code 120335

Health and Safety Code 120370

Health and Safety Code 120375

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 11.)