To register a child for school, parents must present the child's written immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department. Prior to school entry, children must be immunized for:
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B
For more information, please see California School Immunization Laws (CA Department of Public Health).
Effective January 1, 2016, Senate Bill 277 (SB277) no longer allows for exemption from vaccines that are required for entry into school based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. 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.
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/.
The California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org provides further information about school immunization requirements and resources. You may also contact Butte County Health Department at (530) 891-2731 or the Butte County office of Education at (530) 532-5650.