New Immunization Requirements for 2016
Beginning January 1, 2016, SB 277 takes effect. Families with religious or other personal objections to required vaccinations will no longer be given exemptions when entering California schools or daycare. 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/ .
If you have questions about the new immunization requirement, please contact your school nurse or our Health Services Office at 909-580-5002.
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