Health and Immunizations
Message from San Diego County Office of Education
Under the 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. 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 review these Frequently Asked Questions
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health's website, or contact your local health department.
Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.
Medication Administration at School
The Physician Statement and Medication Authorization forms are required for school staff to administer any medication while at school. The physician statement must be signed by a licensed physician and is valid for one year. Please contact the Health Care Specialist at your school site for more information regarding medication administration at school.