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New California School Immunization Requirements effective July 1st, 2019

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, changes to the California school immunizations requirement regulations are as follows:

Requiring 2 (rather than 1 @ <13 years) doses of chickenpox vaccine at:

  • Kindergarten entry
  • 7th grade advancement
  • K-12 new admission or transfer


Age and date restrictions removed for the following:

  • Mumps, hepatitis B, Hib, pertussis, chickenpox


Admission/transfer for K-12

  • 2 doses MMR
  • 3 doses Hep B


Medical exemptions for new admissions:

  • Must be signed
  • California - licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Each temporary exemption may be issued for no more than 12 months


Additional resources to support the new requirements can be found at