8.16 Medical Immunizations and Exemptions
California Health and Safety Code requires students to provide proof of immunization for school entry and also requires schools with kindergarten or seventh grade to assess and report annually on the immunization status of students in these grades. Schools may report online at Shots for School. Issued annually by the State of California, all directives regarding immunization shall be implemented.
Up-to-date information on immunization requirements can be found at
Shots for School, the
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and the
California Code of Regulations section on immunization. School procedures pertaining to the health of students must be communicated in writing to parents/guardians, generally in the parent/student handbook. Students, with the permission of the parents/guardians, may be subject to routine examinations in school, including hearing, vision, dental, head lice, and scoliosis.