New law changes immunization requirements

February 02, 2016 at 4:34 PM


Immunization Law SB 277 took effect Jan. 1 and now requires all students to be immunized at the entry grade-level points of kindergarten and seventh grade.
Personal Belief Exemptions, or PBEs, will no longer be offered.
A PBE previously filed for enrolled students before 2016 will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or seventh grade.
That means a PBE already on file will be valid for current elementary students through sixth grade and for current secondary students through high school.
Homeschooling or independent study programs without classroom-based instructions are not subject to the immunization requirements.
More information about SB277 is available at the California Department of Public Health's website at

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Jeanne Prandini, RN, MSN, CPNP
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Clovis Unified School District
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