Health RequirementsUnder a new law known as 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. For more information, read a letter from our district nurses here.
Students Entering Kindergarten
Please be aware of the immunizations that are required before your child may begin kindergarten in August. Please review your child's immunization record to determine what immunizations he/she is missing. The boosters that are traditionally given at age five years may be given after 4 years of age. Even if your child turns five after August of the enrolling year, immunizations must be completed before they can begin kindergarten. Two doses of the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine is also required for kindergarten entry. If your child had the chickenpox disease, your doctor must note that on your child's immunization record. Your child will not be assigned a teacher until all required immunizations are completed.The following are the required immunizations for students entering Kindergarten:
- Polio: 4 doses, but three are enough if at least one was given after the 4th birthday
- DTP/DtaP: 5 doses, but 4 are enough if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday
- MMR: 2 doses, both must be on or after the 1st birthday
- Hepatitis B: 3 doses
- Varicella: 2 doses or documentation of disease by your doctor noted on immunization record (effective July 1, 2019.)
In addition to the above immunizations, a physical exam is required by the State of California before starting first grade. Verification of this physical is documented on The Report of Health Checkup (green form). The Del Mar Union School District asks that the physical exam be completed before starting kindergarten.
California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed California dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.
When you register your kindergartner you will be asked for your child's immunization card, The Report of Health Checkup and Oral Health Assessment/Waiver Request. If the physical exam has not been completed prior to registration, then you must turn in the green form as soon as it is completed. Please contact the Health office at your school, if you have any questions.
Students Entering Grade 1-6
The immunizations listed above are also required for students entering grades 1-6.
The Following is for 1st Grade Only
In addition to the above immunizations, a physical exam is required by the State of California before starting first grade. Verification of this physical is documented on The Report of Health Checkup (green form).California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.Immunization Locations
San Diego County Public Health Centers will no longer provide vaccines to privately insured children and adults. A person is considered insured if they have private health insurance that includes coverage for vaccines, even if there is a high deductible or co-pay required.Please contact your primary care providers for immunization services.San Diego Health Department - No Appointments Necessary - To be used only if you do not have private health insurance.DPT, MMR, OPV, HEP B are offered for $10.00
TB Skin Test - $8.00 (Under age 2 - free)
North Central Public Health Center
5055 Ruffin Road
Kearny Mesa, CA 92123
(858) 573-7300Located at the North Central Regional CenterMonday through Friday8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2nd Thursday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
120 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(760) 967-44012nd Tuesday of the month 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
North Coastal Public Health Center
104 South Barnes Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 967-4401Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday8:00 AM to 4:30 PMWednesday 8:00 AM to 11:00 AMSDUHSD Immunization RequirementsAll students entering 7th through 12th grades are required to be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. For more information go to "Shots for School," a California website about immunizations required for school entry.