Health Info

Immunization Requirements

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:       
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella

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.

                                                                                                                                                                 

Medications at School

In order for any medication to be administered at school, all medications need to be accompanied by an Authorization for Medication to be Given at School form signed by a physician and the parent. If your child must take medication during school hours, an adult must bring it to the office in the original container.
 
                                                                                                                                                                 

Privacy of Health Information

Federal privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information took effect in 2004 under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
 
 
To maintain the privacy of your health information, it is the policy of Paradise Unified School District to receive written authorization from a patient prior to releasing or utilizing health care information.