New law changes immunization requirements
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 www.shotsforschool.org
We would like this information (or a version of it) on each school website. Please work with your School Nurse & Principal in creating one for your site.
Please contact me with any questions & Thank You!
Jeanne Prandini, RN, MSN, CPNP
Director of Nursing Services
Clovis Unified School District
(559) 327-9474 FAX
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