- Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschooI.org/laws/sb277faq/.
- Also, new, incoming high school students are now required to have 2 doses Varicella (chickenpox) – for children aged 13-17 at admission.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org , or contact your local health department or county office of education.
Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.