TK/K-12 School Staff: Immunization Resources

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California school immunization laws require students attending public or private elementary and secondary schools, grades TK/K-12, to meet certain immunization requirements before starting school. Schools are required to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records, and submit reports.

Help your students get the vaccines they need for school. Here you will find information and resources for students and staff to make sure your school is compliant with California immunization requirements.

Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades TK/K-12 and School Staff & Volunteers

California immunization laws require TK/K-12 students to show proof of immunizations before starting school.  These laws apply to children in both in-person and remote learning environments. Additional vaccines are needed for advancement to 7th grade (or for all grades for newly admitted students.)

New COVID-19 vaccine or testing requirements are also in place for school staff and volunteers working at TK/K-12 school sites as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is a breakdown of immunization requirements for children, staff, and volunteers. 

TK/K-12 Students

Students in grades TK/K-12 are required to show proof of the following vaccines:

California Code of Regulations

Reference document about required immunizations for childcare/preschool facilities and schools.

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Advancement

The following additional vaccines are required for students advancing to 7th grade (or for students of any grade that are newly admitted, including students from out of state.)

ReadyFor7thGrade

Flyer about immunization requirements for 7th grade advancement. 

*Parent-friendly versions are available on our Parents and Guardians Resource page in multiple languages to handout and promote required vaccines.

Immunization Trainings for Childcare/Preschool and
School Staff

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The Immunization Unit provides no-cost trainings on state-mandated immunization requirements at childcare/preschool facilities and TK/K-12 schools.

Trainings are open to all staff that transcribe and review immunization records, including: 

• School Nurses,     
• School Administrators, 
• School Registrars, 
• Health Technicians,   
• Health IT Staff,
• School Aids, and   
• Medical Assistants 

Health care providers and social service agencies are welcome to attend as well.

Verifying Required Student Immunizations

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Contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call (866) 358-2966.
To request materials, please go to the Immunization Materials page.

Contact the Epidemiology School Response Team via e-mail or call (619) 692-8636.
To request materials, please go to the Educational Materials page.