In California, there are two exemptions to the immunization requirements.Medical Exemptions
Temporary or permanent medical conditions prevent a child from receiving immunizations.
temporary and permanent medical exemptions require a letter from a
doctor that states the medical condition and which immunizations the
student cannot receive.
In the case of a temporary exemption, the doctor must also specify how long the immunization should be postponed.
Personal Belief Exemptions
Immunization is contrary to the religious or personal beliefs of the parents/guardians.
Parents/guardians must conform to the requirements of the State of California by providing a Personal Beliefs Exemption to Required Immunizations that health care practitioners have informed the parents/guardians about the risks and benefits of immunizations.
See Shots for School for additional information and to obtain the exemption form in other languages.
See Frequently Asked Questions on Personal Belief Exemptions (AB2109).
Schools shall maintain a list of exempt and conditional entrants. If
there is a disease outbreak at school, the exempt student may be
excluded from school to protect him or her and prevent others from