Health Requirements for School Entry » Health Requirements for new and current students.

Health Requirements for new and current students.

 

 

*REPORT OF HEALTH EXAM FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS

 Please complete "Health Exam for School Entry". Within the 4 months prior to the

start of school.

 

*PROOF OF TUBERCULOSIS (TB) RISK ASSESSMENT AND POSSIBLE SKIN

TESTING

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 when applying.  This is to verify that state required immunizations have

been received.  Please see the attached pdf for immunization requirements.

 

NEW LAW TO GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1, 2019

There have been recent changes to school entry immunization requirements that go into effect July 1, 2019. We are sharing these changes with you so that you may work with your child’s healthcare provider to make sure your child is vaccinated (California Code of Regulations Title 17, Division 1, Chapter 4.) There has been the addition of a second Varicella vaccine requirement for entry into elementary school at transitional kindergarten (TK)/Kindergarten (K) and/or seventh grade, administered by a licensed California Healthcare Practitioner.

Grade

Number of Doses Required of Each Immunization

TK/K-12 Admission

4 Polio

5 DTaP

3 Hep B

2 MMR

2 Varicella

7th-12th grade

1 Tdap

       

7th grade advancement

2 Varicella

1 Tdap

     
 

California schools are required by law to check the immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Students meeting all immunization requirements will be unconditionally admitted to school. Students may also be unconditionally admitted if they have a permanent medical exception in accordance with Section 6051. Your child may receive the necessary vaccines from his/her primary care practitioner or pharmacy. It is important to get your child vaccinated early so there will be no issue with school entry. Please make sure you bring your child’s vaccine record to the school so it may be on file. Should you have questions, please contact your child’s health care provider or San Joaquin County Public Health at (209) 468-3400.

 

REPORT OF HEALTH EXAM FOR 1ST GRADE ENTRANCE

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).