IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR TK/K ENTRY
Parents enrolling their child 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 their age or grade level as specified by the California Department of Public Health.
Students admitted at ages 4-6 years must have 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. A child may only be exempted for medical reasons. The parent/guardian must provide a written statement by a licensed physician which must include the following:
A child may only be exempted for medical reasons. The parent/guardian must provide a written statement by a licensed physician which must include the following:
- That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated
- Which vaccines are being exempted
- Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary
- the expiration date, if the exemption is temporary
The exemption letter must be on file with the district by June 1 in order to receive placement.
The following optional form may be completed by your physician.
The district may conditionally admit children behind on their required immunizations, if they are not currently due for any doses. If your child does not receive the immunizations within specified time limits, the child will 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 our District Nurse, Nancy Nakae, R.N., with any questions or concerns about TK/K Immunizations.
Nancy Nakae, R.N.
Mill Valley School District Nurse