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The Superintendent or designee will not admit a student to a Vista Unified District school or child care and development program unless that student has presented documentation of full age-appropriate immunization (Health and Safety Code 120335).

At the beginning of each school year, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/ guardians of the rights of students and parents/guardians relating to immunizations.

Immunizations for Grades ETK/TK/K-12

1. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

a. 4-6 year olds are required to have two doses both given on or after the 1st birthday. Only one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine are required if given separately.

b. 7-17 year olds are required to have one dose given on or after the 1st birthday. Mumps vaccine is not required if given separately.

c. Students entering 7th grade are required to have two doses of MMR or measles containing vaccine, both given on or after the 1st birthday.

2. Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP, DTaP, DT, Tdap, or TD) vaccine

a. 4-6 year olds are required to have five doses; however, four doses shall meet the requirement if one was given on or after the 4th birthday.

b. 7-17 year olds are required to have four doses; however, three doses shall meet the requirement if last dose was given on or after the 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTaP/DTP given on or after the 7th birthday for all 7th - 12th graders.

c. Students entering 7th grade are required to have one dose of Tdap or DTP/DTaP given on or after the 7th birthday.

3. Polio (OPV or IPV) vaccine

a. 4-6 year olds are required to have four doses of vaccine; however, three doses meet the requirement if one was given on or after the 4th birthday.

b. 7-17 year olds are required to have four doses of vaccine; however, three doses meet the requirement if one was given on or after the 2nd birthday.

4. Hepatitis B (Hep B or HBV) vaccine

a. 4-6 year olds are required to have three doses.

5. Varicella (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V, or VZV) vaccine

a. 4-6 year olds are required to have one dose.

b. 7-17 year olds are required to have one dose for ages 7-12 years and two doses for ages 13-17 years old.

Immunizations requirements for children below ETK/TK/K depend on the child's age as specified in 17 CCR 6020.

Immunization requirements do not prohibit pupils from accessing special education and related services required by their individualized education programs.

Conditional Enrollment

The Superintendent or designee may conditionally admit a student with documentation from a physician that he or she has received some but not all required immunizations and is not due for any vaccine at the time of admission. The Superintendent or designee shall notify the student's parent/guardian of the date by which the student must complete all 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 required immunizations. If the student does not receive the required immunizations within the specified time limits, he or she shall be excluded from further attendance until all immunizations are received. (Health and Safety Code 123375; 17 CCR 6070)

Exemptions

Effective January 1, 2016, Senate Bill 277 was written into law stipulating that parents/guardians will no longer be able to refuse to vaccinate their children based on a personal belief exemption if their children attend public or private school when the child hits a mandated grade span checkpoint for ensuring immunizations.

Grade span means the following:

1. Birth to preschool

2. Kindergarten and grades 1-6, inclusive, including transitional kindergarten and expanded transitional kindergarten

3. Grades 7-12, inclusive

Medical Exemption

The Superintendent or designee may admit a student with documentation from a licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) that provides the following information:

1. That the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated.

2. Specifically the vaccines that are being exempted.

3. Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary.

4. The expiration date, if the exemption is temporary.

If there is good cause to believe that a child has been exposed to a communicable disease (listed in Health and Safety Code 120325), the student may be temporarily excluded from school until the local health officer is satisfied that the student is no longer at risk of developing the disease.

Reporting

The Superintendent or designee shall record each new entrant's immunizations in a 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 (Health and Safety Code 120375). The immunization record of each new entrant admitted conditionally shall be reviewed periodically by the governing authority to ensure that within the time periods designated by regulation of the department he or she has been fully immunized against all diseases listed in Section 120335 of the Health and Safety Code.

The Superintendent or designee will file a written report on the immunization status for entrants under their jurisdiction to the health department at times and on forms prescribed by the department. As provided by section 49076 of the Education Code, the local health department shall have access to the complete health information as it relates to immunization of each student in the schools in order to determine immunization deficiencies.

Regulation VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: February 17, 2011 Vista, California

revised: July 24, 2017