Notice to Parents or Guardians of Students with Vaccine Exemptions
Under SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. Your child will be required to have at least one current dose of each required vaccine to be eligible for a conditional entrance. This conditional entrance will have ongoing checkpoints for each subsequent dose that is due. If we do not receive proof of subsequent doses by the due date(s), children will be excluded from school.
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions. For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the Shots for School page on the California Department of Public Health’s website or Alameda County Health Department.
Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.