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Atascadero USD |  AR  5141.31  Students


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The Superintendent or designee shall provide parents/guardians, upon school registration, a written notice summarizing the state's immunization requirements.

The Superintendent or designee shall not unconditionally admit any student to a district elementary or secondary school, preschool, or child care and development program nor advance a student to specified grade levels unless that student has presented documentation of full immunization, in accordance with the age/grade and dose required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), against the following diseases: (Health and Safety Code 120335; 17 CCR 6020)

1. Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

2. Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whopping cough)(DTP, DTaP, or Tdap)

3. Poliomyelitis (Polio)

4. Hepatitis B

5. Varcella (chickenpox)

6. Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib meningitis)

7. Any other disease designated by the CDPH

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

The student's immunization record shall be provided by the student's health care provider or from the student's previous school immunization record. The record must show the date that each dose was administered.


Exemption from immunization requirements is allowed when: (Health and Safety Code 120365, 120370; 17 CCR 6051)

1. The student's parent/guardian states in writing that immunization is contrary to his/her beliefs.

However, if there is good cause to believe that the student has been exposed to one of the communicable diseases listed above, the student may be temporarily excluded from school until the local public health officer is satisfied that the student is no longer at risk of developing the disease.

(cf. 6141.2 0 Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

2. The student's parent/guardian provides a written statement by a licensed physician that the physical condition or medical circumstances of the student are such that immunization is unsafe or is permanently not indicated, in which case the student shall be exempted to the extent indicated by the physician's statement.

Exclusions Due to Lack of Immunizations

Any student without the required evidence of immunization shall be excluded from school until the immunization is obtained or until the student presents a letter or affidavit of exemption from his/her parent/guardian or physician to the Superintendent or designee. Exemption is allowed when the parent/guardian states in writing that immunization is contrary to his/her beliefs. Exemption is also allowed to the extent indicated by a physician's written statement describing the medical condition of the child and the probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances which contraindicate immunization. (Health and Safety Code 120365, 120370, 120375)

Conditional Enrollment

The Superintendent or designee may conditionally admit a child with documentation from an authorized health care provider that: (Health and Safety Code 120340; 17 CCR 6000, 6035)

1. He/she has received some but not all required immunizations and is not due for any vaccine dose at the time of admission

2. He/she has a temporary exemption from immunization for medical reasons

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the student's parents/guardians of the date by which the student must complete all the remaining doses when they become due as specified in 17 CCR 6035.

The Superintendent or designee shall review the immunization record of each student admitted conditionally every 30 days until that student has received all of the required immunizations. If the student does not receive the required immunizations within the specified time limits, he/she shall be excluded from further attendance until the immunizations are received. (Health and Safety Code 120375; 17 CCR 6070)


The Superintendent or designee shall record each new entrant's immunizations in the California School Immunization Record and retain it as part of the student's mandatory permanent student record. District staff shall maintain the confidentiality of immunization records and may disclose such information to state and local health departments only in accordance with law. Annually file a report with the state and local health departments on the immunization status of new entrants or when needed to determine immunization status. (Health and Safety Code 120375; 120440; 17 CCR 6070)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)


approved: October 5, 1999 Atascadero, California

revised: November 15, 2011