School and Childcare Immunizations

California school immunization law outlines the immunizations required for school and childcare entry. Please encourage parents to make sure their children receive all of the CDC-recommended vaccines, in addition to the ones required for school and child care entry. These resources will help you to comply with state of California immunization requirements for your facility as well as help you complete California School Immunization Records.

A joint letter from the Public Health Department and County Office of Education emphasizes the importance of in-person education and discusses prevention strategies to keep children as safe as possible and in school. The letter encourages families to be up to date on their immunizations, and to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. Read the letter here: English / Spanish / Chinese / Vietnamese / Tagalog

    Schools will be reporting the immunization status of 1st and 8th graders as well as the usual checks. For details please see the letter to schools.

    Instructions for Immunization Assessment

    Reporting Site

    What is conditional admission?

    In limited circumstances, some children who have not received one or more required immunizations may attend child care or school while they catch up on these immunizations.

    Conditional Admission Schedule

    California School Immunization Law outlines the immunizations required for school and child care entry. Please encourage parents to make sure their children receive all of the recommended vaccines, in addition to the ones required for school and child care entry. These resources will help you to comply with immunization requirements for your facility as well as help you complete California School Immunization Records. 

    Medical Exemptions

     All new medical exemptions for school and child care entry must be issued through CAIR-ME. Medical exemptions can only be issued by MDs or DOs licensed in California and must meet applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria. 

    Fax your order form to the Immunization Program (408) 947-8752

    Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery

    The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) is a secure, confidential, statewide computerized immunization information system for California residents.

    Looking for an Immunization Record?
    Request Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record Troubleshoot Problems
    Request Complete Immunization History

     

     Contact your CAIR Bay Area Regional Representative about integrating this computerized system into your office practices. 


     

     

    If you have questions about reviewing immunization records, the Annual Report, or the Selective Review, please contact:

    County of Santa Clara Immunization Education Program

    976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1100
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Telephone: (408) 792-5007 
    Fax: (408) 947-8752

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