HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY FOR 2017-2018
PROOF OF TUBERCULOSIS (TB) RISK ASSESSMENT AND POSSIBLE SKIN TESTING
A risk assessment completed by a physician; and if risk factors are identified, would then require a tuberculosis skin test. The tuberculosis skin test required for school entry is the PPD, administered by the Mantoux method and read at 48 to 72 hours.
The Mantoux/PPD skin test must have been completed within eighteen months prior to school entry. Documentation of the PPD skin test must include the reading recorded as millimeters of induration and must be signed by a physician or registered nurse.
PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION *** The new law requires that all students follow the state immunization requirements for school enrollment unless there is a documented medical reason provided by a licensed physician.***
Your child’s official California Immunization Record (yellow card) must be presented at Registration to verify that state required immunizations have been received. If you do not have a yellow California Immunization Record, you will need to get one from your doctor.
Vaccination for Hepatitis B, a 3-dose series over a period of 6 months, is required for admittance to any grade.
Two doses of MMR vaccine, given on/after the first birthday, are required for Kindergarten. One dose, given on/after the first birthday, is required for Transitional Kindergarten. MMR given before the first birthday does not count towards the two doses needed in either case.
One dose of Varicella (for chickenpox) is required for all students entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kinder, unless they have had the disease. If the child has had chicken pox, the doctor needs to note it on the California Immunization Record, to show that the immunization is not required.
DTP/DTap/DT/Td – 5 doses are required for Kindergarten or Transitional Kinder – unless one was given on or after the 4th Birthday.
Polio – 4 doses are required at any age. Tdap Booster Requirement
A Tdap booster for whooping cough (pertussis) is required for all students entering grades 7 through 8 before starting school. (Tdap = tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). This requirement can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday.
REPORT OF HEALTH EXAM FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS
When scheduling your Kindergarten child’s exam appointment, please keep in mind that the state requires children to have a physical examination within the 18 months prior to the start of 1st grade (which means that it should be no sooner than 6 months prior to the start of Kindergarten or it will need to be repeated before entry to 1st grade).