IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR TK/K ENTRY
A child enrolling for the first time in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten must present documentation from a health care provider certifying that he/she has received all immunizations required for his/her age or grade level as specified by the California Department of Public Health.
Students admitted at ages 4-6 years need the following immunizations in order to enter public school.
| Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP or DT)|| 5 doses (4 okay if one was given after 4th birthday|
| Polio (OPV or IPV)|| 4 doses (3 okay if one was given after 4th birthday|
| Hepatitis B|| 3 doses|
| Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)|| 2 doses (both given after 1st birthday)|
| Varicella (Chickenpox)|| 1 dose (or proof of the disease)|
A child who has not been immunized in accordance with the above schedule will NOT be admitted to public school with the following exceptions:
MEDICAL EXEMPTION: Pursuant to SB 277, after January 1, 2016,
the Personal Beliefs Exemption (PBE) is no longer available for first-time entry into transitional kindergarten or kindergarten. A child may only be exempted for medical reasons. The parent/guardian must provide a written statement by a licensed physician stating that the child’s medical circumstances are such that immunization is not considered safe. The statement must include the specific nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances. The exemption may be temporary or permanent, and must be on file with the district prior to the first day of school. More information on medical exemptions can be found here: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/#Q17A
The district may conditionally admit a student with documentation from a health care provider that the child has not received all immunizations required for his/her age group but has commenced receiving doses of all required vaccines and is not due for any doses at the time of admission OR the student has a temporary medical exemption, in which case the student must resume vaccinations once the temporary medical condition has resolved. The district nurse will review the child’s immunization every 30 days until all required vaccines are received. If your child does not receive the immunizations within specified time limits, he/she may be excluded from school. More information on conditional admission immunization schedules can be found here: http://eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-1080.pdf#page=5
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about TK/K Immunizations.
Nancy Nakae, R.N.
Mill Valley School District Nurse