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Physical Exam and Immunization Requirements

California State Immunization Requirements


Public School Immunization Requirements

School immunization requirements help protect our children when they are most vulnerable to serious vaccine-preventable diseases. By strengthening community immunity, school immunization requirements help keep our schools and our community healthy.


Proof of complete immunization records must be provided and verified.


It is required by California state law that all students have complete records of immunizations prior to entering school. Children will not be admitted to a classroom unless their immunizations are up-to-date.


The Governor's signing of Senate Bill 277 removes the personal belief exemption (PBE) from school immunization requirements. This means that beginning January 1, 2016, public and private preschools and schools can no longer accept PBE (for religious or non-religious reasons) for school entry.

A personal belief exemption submitted prior to January 1, 2016 will remain valid until the student enters either kindergarten/transitional kindergarten or 7th grade. Those in TK or kindergarten through 6th grade with a PBE will need to meet the immunization requirements when they reach 7th grade or choose a homeschool or independent study option with no classroom-based instruction.

Medical exemptions from a licensed physician (MD or DO) will continue to be permitted. Senate Bill 277 will not affect school entry immunization requirements.

Please feel free to contact your School Nurse for further clarification.


Immunization Requirements Chart

View and download the immunization requirement chart for students entering California Schools.


Please Note: 

  • Physical - In addition to the required immunizations, the Vacaville Unified School District requires a child to have a physical examination or proof on an appointment prior to entering kindergarten. 
  •  View and download the Health Exam for School Entry form
  • California Public School Specific Requirements - All students entering into 7th grade will need proof of whooping cough booster shot (called “Tdap”) given after the age of 7 years before starting school.